IUCN-US helps mobilize resources to support conservation initiatives, projects and awards in pursuit of IUCN’s mission toinfluence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable

Our portfolio is global by design, and supports work aligned with IUCN’s 2030 Program of Work, which was endorsed by IUCN’s members in 2016 at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii https://www.iucn.org/nature-2030

Highlights from recent projects are presented below.

Developed through a collaboration between the IUCN WCPA, IUCN-US, the International Ranger Federation, Re:wild, and Conservation Allies, these awards, created in 2020, aim to highlight and felicitate the extraordinary work that rangers do in protected and conserved areas worldwide. Please find the Russian, Portuguese and Arabic announcement versions. We are pleased to let you know that the nominations for the IUCN

The Vjosa River is one of the last wild free-flowing rivers in Europe, spanning from Greece to Albania and hosting a rich biodiversity and cultural heritage. However, this natural treasure is threatened by numerous hydroelectric and infrastructure projects that could alter its unique ecosystem and affect the livelihoods of local communities. To prevent this from