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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.

Dog Island, Anguilla Dog Island, Anguilla Photo: James Millet

EU overseas

EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories Programme From the poles to the tropics, the European Union (EU) includes 34 overseas...
Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Marie Fischborn

Europe overseas

IUCN dedicates an entire programme to the overseas countries and territories of the EU, where most of the EU’s biodiversity is located. These nine Outermost...
Thunnus thynnus Oceana / Keith Ellenbogen Photo: Oceana / Keith Ellenbogen

European Red List of Threatened Species

Funded by the European Commission since 2006, the European Red List is compiled by IUCN’s Global Species Programme in collaboration with the Species...


IMPAC4: International Marine Protected Area Congress Chile, 4-8 September 2017

Forest landscape restoration

FLR manifests through different processes such as: new tree plantings, managed natural regeneration, agroforestry, or improved land management...
Forests Rwana Photo: Craig Beatty

Forests and climate change

IUCN and REDD+ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is an approach to achieving reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions...

Freshwater biodiversity

The Freshwater Biodiversity Unit aims to put in place a factual basis for efforts to conserve and manage freshwater biodiversity. Freshwater biodiversity is...
Photo: Tatiana Bulyonkava CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


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 Roots for the Future Photo: IUCN GGO

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...
Herd-Kenya Photo: Herd-Kenya, Davies

Global Drylands Initiative

The Global Drylands Initiative (GDI) supports the sustainable management of dryland ecosystems and the conservation of dryland biodiversity. The GDI...


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