IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature

Sandarbha Desk
Sandarbha Desk

TOPIC: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

  • IUCN was established in 1948 and includes both nations and NGOs.
  • It is headquartered in Gland, Switzerland.
  • It enjoys ‘Observer Status’ at UNGA.
  • ‘A just world that values and conserves nature and biodiversity’- is its vision.
  • Objective: Influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
  • It assesses the conservation status of species.
  • It supports scientific research and manages field projects globally.
  • It also brings governments, NGOs, UN agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy.
  • It is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network and enlists Nine categories:

Also read:Earth Summit, 1992

  1. Extinct
  2. Critically Endangered
  3. Extinct in the wild
  4. Endangered
  5. Vulnerable
  6. Near Threatened
  7. Least Concern
  8. Data Deficient
  9. Not Evaluated

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