Our key products include the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Protected Planet (including the World Database on Protected Areas), IUCN Standard for identification of areas of global significance for biodiversity (“key biodiversity areas” - KBAs), and the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems.

These knowledge products have already contributed to global assessments and studies including: the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study, the Global Biodiversity Outlooks, and the development of indicators for reporting against the Millennium Development Goals.

IUCN data is also the basis of several global indicators for measuring progress towards the achievement of many of the targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Building better links between these products will help with effective conservation planning, particularly through the development of a conservation standard to identify the most important sites for biodiversity on land and in the sea (Key Biodiversity Areas).
IUCN promotes its knowledge to influence policy and to support action on the ground, especially though implementing the biodiversity-related conventions.