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Explore by theme

Like nature itself, IUCN’s work is interconnected. Work in one area draws upon, benefits and informs others. These themes and topics can help guide your exploration of what we do. 

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Explore by region

IUCN has 11 operational regions that coordinate our work in more than 160 countries.*

* The presentation of material on this map does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of IUCN concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Education and convening

IUCN Academy


The IUCN Academy harnesses IUCN’s expertise to build the capacity of professionals and postgraduate students alike, with diversity and interdisciplinarity at the heart of its activities.

Learn more about the IUCN Academy

IUCN convening


IUCN works to bring the right people together to share relevant knowledge and best-practices, build partnerships based on science and respect, and to drive conservation action at every level.

Learn more about our convenings

Science-led approach

Science informs every aspect of IUCN’s work. IUCN is committed to generating, utilising and publishing sound, evidence-based research to advance nature conservation and sustainable development.