International Union For Conservation Of Nature

Objectives and Mission: 

Influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable; develop and support cutting edge conservation science, particularly in species, ecosystems and biodiversity and the impact these have on human livelihoods.

General description: 

To deliver conservation and sustainability at both the global and local level, IUCN builds on its strengths in the following areas:
Science – 11,000 experts setting global standards in their fields, for example, the definitive international standard for species extinction risk – the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Action – hundreds of conservation projects all over the world from the local level to those involving several countries, all aimed at the sustainable management of biodiversity and natural resources.
Influence – through the collective strength of more than 1,200 government and non-governmental Member organizations, IUCN influences international environmental conventions, policies and laws.

Country Presence: 
Field of Interest: 
Biodiversity, Climate, Conservation, Cultural Heritage, Ecosystems, Education, Environment, Oceans, Sites