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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.

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...
Witch's hat mushroon Photo: Tatiana Bulyonkava CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Fungi

Fungi are extremely important to humans. The antibiotic Penicillin was derived from the fungus Penicillium and its discovery revolutionized medical...
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

Specifically, the Global Drylands Initiative aims to: Generate evidence for targeting and monitoring of dryland conditions and trends...
Fishing Italy Photo: Moyan Brenn CC BY 2.0

Global Island Partnership

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), coordinated from IUCN's Washington D.C. Office assists islands in addressing one of the world's greatest...
Moyan Brenn CC BY 2.0 Photo: Moyan Brenn CC BY 2.0

Global Island Partnership

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), coordinated from IUCN's Washington D.C. Office assists islands in addressing one of the world's greatest...
GJIE Interim Governing Committee Participants in the 1st Meeting of the Interim Governing Committee of the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment at the National High Court of Brazil - STJ from 17-18 March 2018 Photo: Nicholas Bryner

Global Judicial Institute on the Environment

The Global Judicial Institute on the Environment (GJIE) is organized by judges for judges and committed to judicial independence, transparency, and integrity...

Global Marine Community

Since 2004, the IUCN Washington D.C. Office and the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme have helped to build and support a network...

Global Pact for the Environment

The Global Pact for the Environment was launched in 2017 aiming to serve as a legally binding “umbrella text” under the United Nations that synthesizes the...

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