EXPLAINED: WHAT IS IUCN

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  1. Established in 1948
  2. Headquarter — Gland, Switzerland
  3. FORMER NAME:International Union for the Protection of Nature(1948–1956) and World Conservation Union(1990–2008)
  4. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
  5. IUCN has observer and consultative status at the United Nations
  6. It is best known for compiling and publishing the IUCN Red List, which assesses the conservation status of species worldwide.
  7. IUCN WORLD CONSERVATION CONGRESS: Held once every four years and it brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.