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World Conservation Union

Category: Organisation
Binomial Name: International Union for the Conservation of Nature
Date: 1 January 1948
Sub Category:Representative Body
Summary Information:
The World Conservation Union (IUCN) was founded in 1948 and brings together States, government agencies and a diverse range of non-governmental organisations in a unique world partnership. It has over 980 members in all, spread across some 140 countries. The IUCN's mission is 'to influence, 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.' (IUCN website).

A central secretariat coordinates the IUCN Programme and serves the Union membership, representing their views on the world stage and providing them with the strategies, services, scientific knowledge and technical support they need to achieve their goals.

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