Our mission

Acacia senegal tree in Niger


The IUCN Forest Conservation Programme (FCP) is a global thematic programme of the IUCN Secretariat and supports the forest-related activities of the Union, including its Members and Commissions.

In line with the global IUCN mission, the mission of the Programme is:

to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve biological diversity in forests and tree-dominated landscapes and ensure that the use of forest resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

The programme consists of a global secretariat, based at the IUCN Headquarters, and is directly linked to and coordinated with a worldwide network of regional forest programmes based in different IUCN regional offices. This enables IUCN to remain actively engaged in a wide range of field-based forest projects, and ensures that it’s global policy work is well grounded in local realities.


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View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests