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As the home of the U.S. Government as well as important international institutions such as the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility, and the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C. represents a critical focus of IUCN’s efforts to influence global policy on conservation and sustainable development.

The IUCN Washington D.C. Office works with IUCN Members in the United States, global institutions, and the U.S. donor community to further conservation worldwide. It also supports IUCN’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York.

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World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

Leading the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol

IUCN supports global consultation on draft Natural Capital Protocol

As a founding member of the Natural Capital Coalition, IUCN is supporting the global consultation on the draft Natural Capital Protocol (NCP) and encouraging businesses, governments and other stakeholders -- especially the conservation community -- to participate.  …  

29 Jan 2016 | Article

Report looks at the impacts of the apparel sector value chains on biodiversity.

Fashion industry must urgently reduce its impact on nature

The fashion industry is contributing to the degradation of the world’s biodiversity and undermining nature’s ability to provide ecosystem services to society, according to a report released by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

22 Jan 2016 | Article

Ecosystems for Life

Could conservation become a new investment asset class?

 A new IUCN-backed report released yesterday identifies three new investment structures that could help catalyse finance to meet the world’s pressing environmental challenges and sustainable growth goals. …  

21 Jan 2016 | Article

People riding bicycles over a bridge on the Nam Xong River

New Infographic and Blog: Unseen and unrecognised - allocating water to nature in river systems

By Rebecca Welling. Water for nature is too often sidelined in discussions around built water infrastructure development and subsequent water allocation needs. With increasing demands for food and energy production from a growing global population, many countries look to engineered solutions to bring them water, food and energy security …  

15 Dec 2015 | News story
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