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Logos of IUCN, Mangroves for the Future, the US State Department, Stimson, and the United States
The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State Department and in collaboration with IUCN and the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme, is co-...
The two-day conference will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-15 September 2017. The conference aims to bring together 40-50 marine experts from think tanks, academia, the private sector,...
SEED Winner
New York, 13 July 2017 - Bags made from banana stem leftovers in Kenya, school benches manufactured from plastic wastes and other locally sourced...
The SEED global partnership recognizes the most innovative, environmentally friendly start-ups in developing countries and provides them with business know-how support and profile regionally and...
Rio Doce Panel
IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Patron of Nature
IUCN founded the Patrons of Nature in 2010 to rally global leaders and mobilize resources in support of  the Union’s vision of a just world which values and conserves nature. Patrons of Nature...
What are the boundaries? Where are the limits? Our water, food and air, our livelihoods and inspiration - all count on the global commons. How far...
IUCN Key documents on SDGs IUCN's Views on the 2nd Revision of Draft Ministerial Declaration - 27 June 2017 IUCN's Views on Revised Zero Draft of HLPF Ministerial...
From 1-10 September 2016, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brought top scientists and academics together with world leaders and decision makers...
At IUCN, we believe that we all have a powerful ally in the fight against climate change: nature. Find out about the importance of nature-based...
Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panels (ISTAPs) are a valuable tool for delivering technical advice, particularly when addressing...
For more than a decade, IUCN has developed and refined the ISTAP model to provide companies and other stakeholders with objective, credible and robust technical advice. While an ISTAP approach...
Rio Doce Panel announced
Gland, Switzerland – IUCN former President, globally recognised environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, will Chair the new IUCN independent scientific...
The collapse of the tailings dam in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais in November 2015 resulted in 19 deaths, and severely impacted the local communities and environment in the Rio Doce watershed....
The IUCN BRIDGE projects works towards building river dialogue and governance in transboundary basins. Globally, over 276 lake and river basins...
A new video, produced by the IUCN BRIDGE team, aims to give an insight into the learning and dialogue that takes place during BRIDGE workshops. Entitled ‘BRIDGE: How to build water cooperation across...
IUCN at ocean conference
Statement of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) United Nations Ocean Conference, 5-9 June 2017, New York
Delivered by Dr. Cyriaque Sendashonga, Global Director, Policy and Programme    Excellencies, Distinguished Participants, It is my honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the...

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