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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.

Seaweed farming in Ninh Tinh commune, Viet Nam, is incorporated into local governance models for coastal reefs and managed marine areas

Coastal and marine ecosystems

Three quarters of the world’s population living in vulnerable coastal zones call Asia home. IUCN works to reduce the risks posed to coastal communities by...
Arctic Fox

Commission on Ecosystem Management and Climate Change

The Commission on Ecosystem Managemente (CEM) has multiple thematic groups and activities related to climate change.
RESPECC

Commission on Environmental, Economic, Social Policy and Climate Change

As the planet enters into difficult and in some cases irreversible climate and environmental changes, Faith-based organisations and networks are taking much of...

Communication Training

Updating professional communication skills to build capacity Effective Communication is the key to transforming the day-to-day way that people treat the...

Conservation Areas and Species

IUCN engages directly in biodiversity conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa through its innovative thematic programme, Conservation Areas and Species (...

Conserving Threatened Species

Human activities are causing the extinction of species on Earth at a rate that far exceeds the pace of natural extinction. Habitat degradation, pollution,...

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

IUCN's work with the CBD IUCN has been involved in the CBD since its drafting and through its development.  IUCN has fed into decisions of the...

Coral Reefs

Coral reefs, along with seagrass beds, mangrove habitats and other tropical marine environments, support the highest marine biodiversity in the world. More...

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

CEPF in the East Melanesian Islands Hotspot In July 2013, IUCN and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) launched a $9 million, eight-year...

Culture of science and knowledge

For the Union to fulfil its role as an interface between science, policy, and practice, all components of IUCN both generate science and knowledge themselves...

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