IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.
IUCN’s work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.
IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO Members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.
From rural communities to sprawling cities, people depend on healthy natural resources to survive and thrive. IUCN pioneered the concept of “nature – based solutions” to the great challenges of the 21st century at UN climate negotiations. We work with governments, private sector and communities to put the latest science and knowledge into practice and demonstrate that healthy ecosystems are key to secure food and health for 9 billion people sustainably.