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    Borana pastoralist, Kenya Borana pastoralist, Kenya Photo: IUCN Photo Library / ? Rafal Obrzud

    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of more than 17,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.


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    1,400 + Members

    17,000 + Experts

    Active in 160+ countries


    How we operate 

    IUCN is a democratic Union that brings together the world’s most influential organisations and top experts
    in a combined effort to conserve nature and accelerate the transition to sustainable development.


    IUCN Member organisations set the direction of the Union's work, and global conservation efforts more broadly, every four years at the IUCN World Conservation Congress.



    Six IUCN Commissions made up of over ten thousands experts inform IUCN’s knowledge and help produce its work.



    The IUCN Secretariat focusses its work on key themes and is organised into 11 operational regions in order to anchor its knowledge locally and better serve Members’ needs.

    Themes | Regions 


    Infographic - about IUCN Photo: IUCN



    IUCN's strength and mandate come from its diverse and powerful membership; 
    more than 1,400 Member organisations which provide the vision and oversight for the Union and its work.

    IUCN Congress

    Every four years, IUCN convenes the IUCN World Conservation Congress where IUCN Members set the global conservation agenda by voting on recommendations and guide the Secretariat’s work by passing resolutions and the IUCN Programme. IUCN Congress 2020 Photo: IUCN


    IUCN Congress newsletter 

    IUCN Council 

    The IUCN Council is the principal governing body of IUCN between sessions of the World Conservation Congress. IUCN Members elect Commission chairs and representatives from Member organisations to serve four-year terms on the Council. 

    IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng speaking at the 2018 Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng speaking at the 2018 Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn? ? Photo: ? ICLEI

    President Xinsheng Zhang 

    Former IUCN Presidents

    IUCN Secretariat 

    The IUCN Secretariat works with Member organisations and IUCN Commissions to move the vision of IUCN’s membership into action. The Secretariat includes around 900 staff and projects in over 160 countries.

    Dr Bruno Oberle, IUCN Director General Dr Bruno Oberle, IUCN Director General Photo: Bruno Oberle / EPFL

    Director General Bruno Oberle

    Former Directors General





    Partnerships make IUCN's mission possible


    Donors and Partners | Patrons of Nature

    Acknowledging that IUCN sets the international quality standards for nature conservation, it is only logical that one of the leading financing institutions for biodiversity protection deepens its ties with IUCN. – Roland Siller, KfW Management Committee


    Our vision


    A just world that values
    and conserves nature.


    Our mission

    Influence, encourage and assist societies
      to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature
    and ensure that any use of natural resources is
    equitable and ecologically sustainable.



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