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The World Conservation Union (IUCN) is comprised of members from some 140 countries that have contributed to their 'Green Web' of partnerships that have generated environmental conventions, global standards, scientific knowledge and innovative leadership throughout the past 50 years.

More than 10,000 internationally-recognised scientists and experts from more than 180 countries volunteer their services to its six global commissions and its 1000 staff members in offices around the world are working on some 500 projects. These are all working towards IUCN's Mission, which 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."

"Through its projects IUCN works to apply sound ecosystem management to demonstrate how this is the only way to sustainable livelihoods for those directly dependent on natural resources. IUCN has been actively engaged in restoring ecosystems and regenerating people’s lives, economies and societies."

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