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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.

Limestone mountains at Cetinje, Montenegro

Governance of nature’s use

IUCN ECARO strongly advocates for effective and equitable governance of natural resources and promotes gender equality and community-based approaches in...

Governance, equity and rights

On this page, you'll find: - An overview           - Governance vs management...

Green Economy

The conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity is the foundation of a sustainable economy. Water, food, shelter and energy are the building blocks upon which...

GWI - Global Water Initiative

IUCN Water works with the Global Water Initiative (GWI) to address the declining state of the world’s fresh water supply and the lack of access to clean...
Construction site

IBAT for Business

Hosted by the Washington D.C. Office, the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) is a multi-institutional programme of work involving BirdLife...

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...

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

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

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...
Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)

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...

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