The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization that helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.
Its work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.
- Mangroves for the future
Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a partner-led initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. It allows for collaboration between the many different agencies, sectors and countries who are addressing challenges to coastal ecosystems and livelihoods.
- Water and Nature Initiative
The IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) works towards managing and protecting our water reserves and heritage for the future benefit of all. Stretching across five continents in 12 river basins, WANI works with governments and local communities to use and manage water resources more sustainably. WANI aims to help reduce poverty and protect the environment by helping people to manage river flows and improving access to all communities.
- SOS – Save our Species
SOS – Save Our Species, is a global coalition initiated by IUCN, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and World Bank to build the biggest species conservation fund, supporting on-the-ground field conservation projects all over the world. SOS combines resources and funding experience from the World Bank and GEF, the authoritative science of IUCN and the resources of the private sector to target funding to species conservation projects where and when it will have the most impact.