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What is the IUCN, the CCIUCN and how do they relate?  

The IUCN was created in 1948 and is the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. It is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

The IUCN has 1,300 members from government and NGOs and engages over 13,000 experts in 6 specialist commissions dedicated to:

  • species survival
  • environmental law
  • protected areas
  • social and economic policy
  • ecosystem management and
  • education and communication

The IUCN has national and regional committees that are self organized and recognized by the centre. The CCIUCN is Canada’s national committee.

The CCIUCN contributes to the IUCN through:

  • Engaging in the motions process
  • Inspiring the next generation: youth sponsorship
  • Keeping CCIUCN members informed about broader IUCN work
  • Providing feedback from the members to IUCN
  • Spreading the word about the IUCN program

The IUCN contributes to the CCIUCN through:

  • Engaging the members in development of the program
  • Supporting national committees during and between congresses
  • Sharing reports, research, and key learnings

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