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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.

Locally controlled forests

As LCF involves as many as one billion people and more than one quarter of the world’s forests, providing up to $100 billion per year in goods and services and...

Mainstreaming Biodiversity

A series of success stories!  In light of the rapid decline of biodiversity over the last decades, maintaining the essential services that it...
Lions Photo: David Dennis CC BY-SA 2.0

Mammals

Mammals are critical in maintaining ecosystem functions and services through their diverse roles as grazers, browsers, predators, pollinators and seed...
Colourful coral reef scene Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Jason Suwandy

Marine

Oceans cover about 70% of the earth and support an incredible variety of life, including the world’s largest mammal, the Blue Whale. The oceans are a ...
Coral - Lebanon Photo: Ziad Samaha

Marine and Coastal Management Programme

The West Asia region is the junction between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It is a main shipping commercial route between Asia and Europe. Marine...
Marine plastics on beach Photo: Peter Charaf

Marine Plastics

The majority of marine plastics come from land-based sources, including urban and storm runoff, sewer overflows, beach visitors, inadequate waste disposal and...

Marine Protected Areas

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) involve the protective management of natural areas so as to keep them in their natural state. MPAs can be conserved for a...
Ifrane National Park (Morocco) Photo: IUCN

Mediterranean Ecosystems Management Programme

The Mediterranean basin region presents a wide diversity of habitats and ecosystem, and also has a long history of human settlements. For this reason the...
Marine protected area in the Mediterranean Photo: Mar Otero

Mediterranean Marine Programme

With 21 riparian countries, the Mediterranean Sea covers about 2.5 million km2, of which  about 25% are under the full jurisdiction of the countries, the...

Mediterranean Species Programme

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