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IUCN’s work covers a diverse range of issues and projects in more than 50 countries and in communities all over the world. You can explore our work here by using the search boxes or browse through the alphabetical list.

Indigenous and Traditional Peoples

Indigenous and traditional peoples have often been unfairly affected by conservation policies and practices, which have failed to fully understand the rights...
Indigenous women from the Q’echí’ – Maya ethnicity work on a craft project in the Lachuá Eco-region. This project helps them to increase their incomes substantially. Guatemala Photo: © IUCN / Marco Calvo

Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights

Specialist Group Chairs Pasang Dolma Sherpa Bio Kanyinke Sena Bio Yeshing Juliana Upún...

Influencing policy

The conservation of species requires effective policies and decision making. The IUCN Species Programme working with the IUCN Species Survival Commissions...
Sargasso Sea Photo: Don Kincaid

International ocean governance

International ocean governance includes the processes, agreements, rules, institutions, etc. developed to organise the way in which humans use the ocean and...
Water hyacinth - Eichhornia crassipes Photo: CC0/Pixabay

Invasive alien species

Invasive alien species (IAS) can have very severe effects on new environments. Many alien species become invasive, competing against or preying on native...
Procambarus clarkii Photo: Jordi Ray Gabarra

Invasive species

What is an Invasive Alien Species? An alien species is a species introduced by humans – either intentionally or accidentally - outside of its natural past...


About IPBES The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is the intergovernmental body which assesses the...

IUCN European Work Programme 2017-2020

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IUCN World Heritage Outlook Photo: Our Place World Heritage

IUCN World Heritage Outlook

2017 update launched! The number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change has nearly doubled in three years, according to the IUCN World...


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