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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.

A man collecting medicinal plants in Chiang Mai, Thailand Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Jim Thorsell

Governance, Equity and Rights

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Women near a well in the Saloum delta, constructed by the project to provide water, Senegal Photo: © IUCN / Elroy Bos

Human Wellbeing and Sustainable Livelihoods

Theme Chairs Neil Dawson Bio Francisco J. Rosado-May Bio Main Areas of Work There is...
Photo: Jan Buchholtz CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

IBAT for Business

The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) is a multi-institutional programme of work involving BirdLife International, Conservation International,...

Indigenous and Traditional Peoples

Indigenous and traditional peoples have often been unfairly affected by conservation policies and practices, which have failed to fully understand the rights...
The Quichua indigenous peoples in Ecuador could be among the beneficiaries of sustainable forest management programs as part of REDD implementation Photo: IUCN/ Jan Willem den Besten

Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Law

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Indigenous women from the Q’echí’ – Maya ethnicity work on a craft project in the Lachuá Eco-region. This project helps them to increase their incomes substantially. Guatemala Photo: © IUCN / Marco Calvo

Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights

Specialist Group Chairs Pasang Dolma Sherpa Bio Kanyinke Sena Bio Yeshing Juliana Upún...

Influencing policy

The conservation of species requires effective policies and decision making. The IUCN Species Programme working with the IUCN Species Survival Commissions...
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...

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