The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations.
It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.
Created in 1948, IUCN has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network.
IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.
The organization is best known to the wider public for compiling and publishing the IUCN Red List, which assesses the conservation status of species worldwide.
Through their affiliation with IUCN, Member organisations are part of a democratic process, voting Resolutions which drive the global conservation agenda.
They meet every four years at the IUCN World Conservation Congress to set priorities and agree on the Union’s work programme.
IUCN congresses have produced several key international environmental agreements including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the World Heritage Convention, and the Ramsar Convention on wetlands.
Headquartered in Switzerland, IUCN Secretariat comprises around 950 staff in more than 50 countries.
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