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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.

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...

Governance of Natural Resources

Governance is the means by which society defines goals and priorities and advances cooperation. It includes policies, laws, decrees, norms, instruments and...
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

The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) is a multi-institutional programme of work involving BirdLife International, Conservation International,...

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...

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