International Union for Conservation of Nature

IUCN

World Conservation Union

Rue Mauverney, Gland, Switzerland

Region Active

International

Non-profit

1948

Activity

Protection of endangered species, Activism, Advocacy, Marine protected areas

Description

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. Famous for its Red List of Threatened Species Amongst the many programmes and specialist groups that are under the auspices of IUCN are the following: Global Marine and Polar Programme, Species Survival Commission, High Seas Task Force