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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.

Access and Benefit Sharing

The ELC has been working on ABS issues and supporting the negotiations relating thereto for over ten years. The fair and equitable sharing of the...

Access and Benefit-Sharing

Year in Review Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Joint Specialist Group (WCEL-SSC) continues to operate under the following mandate: To bring the...

Action on the ground

Of the 79,837 species assessed on The IUCN Red List, more than 23,250 are threatened with extinction, including, for example, 63% of cycads, 41% of amphibians...

Advisor on World Heritage

IUCN provides technical advice to help the World Heritage Committee make informed decisions on natural heritage IUCN co-drafted the World Heritage...
Masked Tree Frog

Amphibians

The work of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group and the Amphibian Survival Alliance is instrumental in gathering new knowledge and implementing effective...

Armed Conflict and the Environment

2016 Year in Review The work of the Armed Conflict and the Environment Specialist Group in 2016 focused on two general themes: (1) The legal protection...

Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP)

The Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) is an interagency coalition to address the extinction risk among the most threatened land and freshwater...
Winners of the Packard Award at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 in Hawai'i

Awards

WCPA offers two awards: The Packard Award - Outstanding lifelong service to protected areas The Miller Award - Innovation in protected areas...

Bio-cultural diversity

It is no coincidence that areas of linguistic and ethnic diversity are also areas rich in biodiversity. Most of the world’s languages are spoken by indigenous...

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