Donors & Partners

As the largest professional global conservation network, IUCN has more than 1,200 member organizations, including 200+ government and 900+ non-government organizations, in 160 countries. It is through this vast network of knowledge, action, influence and empowerment that IUCN has become the leading authority on the environment and sustainable development.

IUCN’s philosophy of unity and joint action carries into its work with donors and partners. IUCN counts on the support of a large network of partners who help fund our activities, implement the IUCN Programme, or offer their knowledge and expertise to support our work. Our work is made possible through the generous contributions of a growing number of donors and partners including governments, multilateral institutions, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, international conventions, foundations, companies and individuals.


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Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

A milestone in financing sustainable development

IUCN welcomes the results of a recent international conference on financing for development which agreed on practical measures to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, due to be adopted by the international community at a summit at the UN in September. …  

23 Jul 2015 | Article

World Leaders' Conservation Forum held in Jeju, South Korea

First World Leaders’ Conservation Forum promotes peaceful co-existence with nature

Jeju, South Korea – The first World Leaders’ Conservation Forum held here (7-9 July) underscored the critical role of nature conservation in peace building and sustainable development. It called for bold leadership at the global and local levels to stop the devastating loss of biodiversity taking place today. …  

09 Jul 2015 | News story

Coral reefs are a key weapon in the armory against climate change, helping to buffer coastlines from storms and acting as havens for biodiversity but they are being degraded by ocean acidification.

Let nature protect us

Globally, disasters caused by natural hazards such as storms, floods and earthquakes take a huge toll in terms of human life, destruction of crops and livelihoods, and economic losses. The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) estimates that between 2000 and 2012 some 1.2 million people lost their lives as result of disasters, 2.6 billion people were affected and the cost of the damage was some US$ 1.7 trillion. …  

07 Jul 2015 | Video

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