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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.

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...
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...
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...

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...
Woman picking tea leaves Photo: IUCN Global Gender Office

Global Programme on Governance and Rights

IUCN's Global Programme on Governance and Rights (GPGR) is designed to strengthen natural resource management and conservation action through effective and...
East Rennell, Solomon Islands Photo: IUCN/Paul Dingwall

Global World Heritage projects

Alongside our work as the official Advisor to UNESCO, the IUCN World Heritage Programme is leading a series of initiatives to make the World Heritage...

Governance and MEAs

Environmental Governance is the means by which society determines and acts on goals and priorities related to the management of natural resources. This...
Limestone mountains at Cetinje, Montenegro Photo: Melanie Bilz

Governance of nature’s use

IUCN ECARO strongly advocates for effective and equitable governance of natural resources and promotes gender equality and community-based approaches in...

Governance, equity and rights

Governance is a hot topic in conservation. However, the 'governance of protected areas' is not new. Ever since protected areas and conservation existed,...

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