• Name: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Institution: The world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. 1,300 Member organisations and the input of some 16,000 experts.
  • Address: Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation. C/ Marie Curie 22, pta campanillas. 29590 Malaga. Spain
  • Contact: uicnmed@iucn.org
  • Sustainable initiative kick-off: 01/01/1948
  • Goals: The main goal is to nfluence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
  • Features: IUCN provides governments and institutions at all levels with the impetus to achieve universal goals, including on biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development, which IUCN was instrumental in defining. Combined, our knowledge base and diverse membership make IUCN an incubator and trusted repository of best practices, conservation tools, and international guidelines and standards. As the only environmental organisation with official United Nations Observer Status, IUCN ensures that nature conservation has a voice at the highest level of international governance.