Welcome to the website of the Canadian Committee for IUCN (CCIUCN).

The CCIUCN’s goal is to promote a common vision for biodiversity in Canada and to engage CCIUCN members, IUCN Commission members and Canadian society in working towards common objectives in conservation and sustainable development.

The CCIUCN provides a networking forum among its members and with IUCN. It serves as a vehicle to consult on conservation policy in Canada and to promote policies consistent with those of IUCN. The CCIUCN helps facilitate the involvement of its members in IUCN global activities including participation in the World Conservation Congress.

The CCIUCN is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1992 by a group of governmental and non-governmental members and individuals active in the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). In 2001, the CCIUCN was granted National Committee status by the IUCN. The CCIUCN is guided by by-laws and by the policies of the IUCN. It operates as a volunteer-based organization.

About IUCN

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our 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.

Find out more at http://www.iucn.org