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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.

Protected Areas (PA)

Protected Areas (PAs) are one of the oldest techniques used to protect places and resources for achieving conservation-related goals, and are widely recognized...

Protected Areas and Climate Change

Protected areas are now recognised as decisive tools for sustainable development and the fight against climate change. Beyond conserving species and...

Protected Areas, Biodiversity & World Heritage Programme

The Protected Areas, Biodiversity & World Heritage programme with this three thematic areas work in harmony to help ecosystems to be resilient and continue...

Quality and effectiveness

But assessing management effectiveness using these methods is not enough to address the core question: Are protected areas achieving a sufficient quality of...
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Red List of Ecosystems

Everyone knows that coral reefs are in danger, and that the rainforests are disappearing – or do we? What do we actually know in scientific terms? How much of...

Regional Projects

Asia is a land full of natural and cultural wonder, with a lot of its greatest assets contained in forests, mountains, wetlands, marine habitats and other...

Regions

PAPACO: Program on African protected Areas and Conservation ​Go to the PAPACO site for evaluations, publications, MOOC and training, the Green List in...

Reptiles

Reptiles have successfully managed to live in every part of the world except Antarctica in both terrestrial and marine habitats. Some reptiles are extremely...

Ridge to Reef

Managing Waters from Source to Sea Healthy and well-managed river basins and coastal areas where people and nature thrive, is the vision behind IUCN’s...

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