International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership union composed of both government and civil society organizations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,300 member organizations and the input of more than 15,000 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.
For more information: www.iucn.org
How IUCN operates
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.