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The decisions taken by IUCN Members at the IUCN World Conservation Congress set the global conservation agenda and guide IUCN’s policy engagements at the local, national and global levels.

With the aim to integrate nature & sustainable development at all levels, IUCN's policy work focusses on 3 key areas:


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  • Terraced hills in the foreground, with jagged snowcapped peaks and a bright blue sky behind Terrace farming in the Indian Himalayas Photo: © Anushree Bhattacharjee / IUCN

    India first of all Bonn Challenge countries to develop progress report

    14.08.2018

    India has reiterated its commitment to achieving its Bonn Challenge pledge by launching the first ever country progress report. This includes datasets from the Government of India, NGOs and the private sector. Although not an exhaustive list, the data reveals...

  • James Dalton at HLPF SDG6 review, 9 July 2018, New York Photo: ©IUCN/Maximilian Mueller

    Water: Eventually We will get it Right…

    16.07.2018

    Blog by James Dalton. The future of our planet and the stability of our natural, social, and economic systems will very much be measured by the impact of activities at the national level, in countries, doing things, on-the-ground. Guided by the...

  • 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting - IUCN desk Photo: IUCN / Angela Jones

    New landmark sites for people, place and identity – IUCN’s key takeaways from the 2018 World Heritage Committee meeting

    11.07.2018

    Returning from the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in Manama, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Peter Shadie, IUCN’s World Heritage Senior Advisor and head of the IUCN delegation at the Committee, takes a moment to share some reflections on this year’s meeting...

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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

IUCN has been involved in the CBD since its drafting and through its development.

 

Quick reads

Aimed at policy-makers and journalists, IUCN Issues Briefs provide key information on selected issues in a two-pager format.

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Invasive alien species and sustainable development

Alien or non-native species are animals, plants or other organisms introduced by humans, either intentionally or accidentally, into areas outside their natural range. Some of these species become...

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