INSPIRE Knowledge Base

IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature

LMO Description
Organisation: 
IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    International
    Global
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>IUCN, International Union for Conservation<br /> of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic<br /> solutions to our most pressing environment<br /> and development challenges. It supports<br /> scientific research, manages field<br /> projects all over the world and brings<br /> governments, non-government organizations,<br /> United Nations agencies, companies and<br /> local communities together to develop and<br /> implement policy, laws and best practice.<br /> IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest<br /> global environmental network - a<br /> democratic membership union with more than<br /> 1,000 government and NGO member<br /> organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer<br /> scientists in more than 160 countries.</p> <p>The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™<br /> is widely recognized as the most<br /> comprehensive, objective global approach<br /> for evaluating the conservation status of<br /> plant and animal species. </p> <p>IUCN also helps countries and communities<br /> designate and manage systems of protected<br /> areas on land and in the oceans, and this<br /> one of IUCN’s main areas of expertise. </p>
    Main Activities: 
    IUCN's mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. Knowledge: IUCN develops and supports cutting-edge conservation science, particularly on biodiversity and ecosystems and how they link to human wellbeing. Action: IUCN runs thousands of field projects around the world to better manage natural environments. Influence: IUCN supports governments, NGOs, international conventions, UN organizations, companies and communities to develop laws, policy and best-practice. Empowerment: IUCN helps implement laws, policy and best-practice by mobilizing organizations, providing resources and training, and monitoring results.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    International
    Global
    Societal Sector: 
    Research , Education , International policy
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Management of Species distribution information for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Software application development, metadata standards, data models and data services.
    Primary Business: 
    Conservation, Environmental Management, Software development , Data services and interoperability, data standards
    Environmental application domains: 
    Species conservation