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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.

Sargasso Sea Photo: Don Kincaid

International ocean governance

International ocean governance includes the processes, agreements, rules, institutions, etc. developed to organise the way in which humans use the ocean and...
Water hyacinth - Eichhornia crassipes Photo: CC0/Pixabay

Invasive alien species

Invasive alien species (IAS) can have very severe effects on new environments. Many alien species become invasive, competing against or preying on native...
Procambarus clarkii Photo: Jordi Ray Gabarra

Invasive species

What is an Invasive Alien Species? An alien species is a species introduced by humans – either intentionally or accidentally - outside of its natural past...


About IPBES The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is the intergovernmental body which assesses the...

IUCN European Work Programme 2017-2020

Download the Programme from the link on the side.

IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas

The IUCN Green List objectives Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation, present in all countries, for both land and sea....
IUCN World Heritage Outlook Photo: Our Place World Heritage

IUCN World Heritage Outlook

2017 update launched! The number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change has nearly doubled in three years, according to the IUCN World...
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Knowledge Baskets

For IUCN’s work on knowledge baskets and flagship products, the term knowledge basket is a metaphor for working in a holistic way, valuing ethical respectful...

Knowledge standards

For more information about each of the knowledge products, see their individual web portals: 1) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species which...
Rice fields Viet Nam Rice fields Viet Nam Photo: PB CC0

Land Use

Land will become the focus of intensified competition by several land users, which will be aggravated by the increasing demand for energy and food. It is...


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