International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
IUCN was founded in 1948 as the world’s first global environmental organization. Today, it is the largest professional global conservation network and a leading authority on the environment and sustainable development. The IUCN network includes more than 1200 member organizations including 200+ government and 900+ non-government organizations.
Conserving biodiversity is central to the mission of IUCN. They demonstrate how biodiversity is fundamental to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges: tackling climate change, achieving sustainable energy, improving human well-being and building a green economy.
Healthy ecosystems and sound environmental management can go a long way in protecting people from disasters. But this fact is not yet widely appreciated among the many parties responsible for reducing the risk of disasters and responding to them once they happen.
The first book to profile all species of primates, with illustrations of every species and insights into their role in nature and value to humans, has been launched today by Lynx Edicions in association with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Conservation International (CI).
A new global standard in assessing environmental risk, the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, has been trialled on 20 ecosystems spanning six continents and three oceans.Read More
The IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization.