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International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Gland, Switzerland


2014 (3 years 3 months)

The International Union for Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an intergovernmental organization that since its formation in1948 has pioneered conservation and sustainable development globally. IUCN’s Freshwater Biodiversity Unit will undertake an analysis of the wetland areas within the Lake Victoria basin compiling data on species distribution and abundance as well as threats to identify and prioritize freshwater key biodiversity areas as well as recommending areas that should be recommended for improved Protected Area status. Based upon this analysis and in conjunction with local partner organizations they will identify and train site champions to improve the management of these vital sites.

2013 (3 years 2 months)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature holds the world’s largest and most authoritative database on conservation status of species. These data serve to guide conservation strategies and priorities throughout the world. This grant will use this program to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the condition of freshwater biodiversity in the Tropical Andes and provide baseline data for the subsequent monitoring of status, trends and threats to ecosystem health and to broad sharing of this information.

2009 (2 years 6 months)

To assess climate change vulnerability of human-utilized species in the Albertine Rift region (over two years).

2008 (2 years 6 months)

To establish the Environmental and Livelihoods Adaptation Network.

2008 (1 year 7 months)

To assess the conservation status of freshwater fishes, freshwater mollusks, and ecologically important aquatic insects in the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspot.

2008 (1 year)

To coordinate consultation for the design of a Global Climate Change Adaptation Program and network of Regional Adaptation Centers [over one year].

2006 (3 years 3 months)

In support of an assessment of species vulnerability to climate change (over two years).

2002 (4 years 9 months)

To support participation by developing countries in the World Parks Congress.

1999 (3 years 1 month)

To develop a model for management of Kenya's Diani-Chale Marine National Reserve (over two years).

1999 (1 year)

To implement an information program on invasive species in Africa.

1997 (3 years)

To support an Internet site on the economics of biodiversity (over three years).