Joining RGI as a Supporting Member and OCEaN as a supporting organisation, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was created in 1948 and is a diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of our more than 1400 Member organisations and 15,000 experts, present in more than 160 countries.
IUCN is the world’s largest conservation network with membership of government and civil society organisations. IUCN’s Members, expert Commissions and Secretariat work in a combined effort to advance the transition to sustainable development and create a just world that values and conserves nature.
The broad membership also means IUCN can incubate ideas and is a trusted repository of best practices, tools, and international standards. The institution provides a valued space in which governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples’ organisations, and others can work together to solve environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development, amplifying policies and advocating for a more sustainable world.
Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. These projects combine the latest science with traditional knowledge of local communities to work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.