IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to most pressing environment and development challenges.
Its work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.
IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation, with almost 1,300 government and NGO Members and more than 15,000 volunteer experts in 185 countries. Its work is supported by almost 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.
About the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme
The IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP) is a team of staff committed to effectively addressing key global challenges in the marine and polar environment. GMPP cooperates with other IUCN thematic and regional programmes and with the IUCN Commissions to ensure that marine and polar ecosystems are maintained and restored in their biodiversity and productivity, and that any use of the resources is sustainable and equitable.
GMPP’s work is carried out by a 25-strong team of marine professionals in 10 countries working at various levels. From local fishermen and decision-makers right up to the United Nations General Assembly, the GMPP also works in partnership with a variety of corporations from the private sector on themes such as tourism, offshore renewable energy and minimizing the environmental impacts from coastal oil and gas operations.