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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of more than 18,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. IUCN seeks ‘a just world that values and conserves nature’ as its vision.

The IUCN National Committee for the United Kingdom (NCUK) supports an active, informed and expanding IUCN Member base, contributing to improved biodiversity outcomes for the UK’s land and sea, including its Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and elsewhere. By encouraging co-operation among all IUCN Members, we facilitate their contribution to the programme and governance of IUCN and the sharing of knowledge, experience, policy and practice in the IUCN community. 

IUCN NCUK River Restoration film’s international debut at CBD CoP15

Thanks to the efforts of the IUCN NCUK River Restoration and Biodiversity Programme, a short film of the importance and value of this work by British scientists and agencies has been made and showcased on the IUCN stand at the CBD CoP15 in Montreal in December. Introduced by Francesca Osowska, Chief Executive of NatureScot (on screen in photo), the film features many well known UK conservationists in this field of nature conservation.

You can see the film HERE

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Recent government policy responses

You can read the responses made by the NCUK’s expert Working Groups to the recent consultations on the Landscapes Review and the Nature Recovery Green Paper and on species reintroduction

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