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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.

Freshwater Biodiversity

IUCN Water and the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit The IUCN Water Programme works in close collaboration with the IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit (FBU),...

Fungi

With more species than all plants and vertebrates put together, fungi occur right across the globe. They provide essential ecosystem services which support...
Roots for the Future

Gender and Climate Change

IUCN Global Gender Office works extensively at the intersection of climate change and gender concerns. Because climate change and gender are both cross-cutting...

Global Drylands Initiative

Drylands are found worldwide covering 41% of all land and they are home to over 2 billion people: a third of humanity. They include a great variety of habitats...
Woman picking tea leaves

Global Gender Office

Based in Washington D.C., IUCN’s Global Gender Office (GGO) provides innovative approaches, technical support, policy development and capacity building to...
Moyan Brenn CC BY 2.0

Global Island Partnership

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), coordinated from IUCN's Washington D.C. Office assists islands in addressing one of the world's greatest...
Fishing Italy

Global Island Partnership

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), coordinated from IUCN's Washington D.C. Office assists islands in addressing one of the world's greatest...
Montauk beach

Global Marine Community

Since 2004, the IUCN Washington D.C. Office and the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme have helped to build and support a network called the Global...
East Rennell, Solomon Islands

Global World Heritage projects

IUCN implements initiatives to enhance the role of World Heritage Alongside our work as the official Advisor to UNESCO, the IUCN World Heritage Programme is...

Governance and MEAs

Environmental Governance is the means by which society determines and acts on goals and priorities related to the management of natural resources. This...

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