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IUCN believes that conservation can only succeed where there is capacity to act collectively and where actions are based on best available science. Today, the Union brings together more than 80 States, more than 100 Government Agencies and over 800 NGOs from about 140 countries, working jointly to develop and negotiate solutions to environmental and development challenges.

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Almost 11,000 voluntary scientists and experts from a wide range of disciplines are grouped in IUCN's six Commissions. These networks assess the state of the world’s natural resources and provide the Union with sound know-how and policy advice on conservation issues, playing an important role in implementing IUCN’s work programme. 

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Professor J. Derrick Ovington receives a citation in recognition of his distinguished service as Chairman of the IUCN Commission on Ecology at the 16th General Assembly of IUCN in Madrid 5-15 November 1984