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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.

Floods in Rincón de la Victoria (Málaga, Spain) in 2004 Photo: Sonsoles San Román

Climate change in the Mediterranean

The critical factors that will constrain the conservation of natural resources can be multiple and varied depending on the geographical, economic and social...
Lebanon - Akkar Region Photo: SPNL

Climate change in West Asia

The West Asia region's climate-related work focuses on the link between water and climate change and it has a number of projects in this area. 
Seaweed farming in Ninh Tinh commune, Viet Nam, is incorporated into local governance models for coastal reefs and managed marine areas Photo: © James Hardcastle

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...
RESPECC Photo: Nigel Crawhall

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...

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 has been involved in the CBD since its drafting and through its development.  IUCN has fed into decisions of the Conference of the Parties to...

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

Supporting this, the Science and Knowledge Unit maintains the IUCN Library as a source of science and knowledge for the Union and beyond, and manages...

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