Nature is fundamental to our well-being. It provides us with food, clean air and water, energy, shelter, medicine, recreation and inspiration. As long as we keep nature healthy, we can enjoy its benefits. And share these benefits fairly: with the poor and vulnerable, with other species, and with future generations. That’s our vision: a just world that values and conserves nature.

IUCN NL is the Dutch national committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. IUCN harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 member organisations, uniquely composed of both government, civil society organisations and business, and the input of some 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. IUCN is headquartered in Gland, Switzerland. Visit IUCN.org to learn more about IUCN’s work.


Our vision is a just world that values and conserves nature.


Our 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.


IUCN NL is a not-for-profit organization, whose work is supported by various donors. Thanks to the financial assistance that we receive from these organizations we can be committed to protecting ecosystems and biodiversity throughout the world on a daily basis.

Dutch Postcode Lottery

Logo Nationale Postcode LoterijThe Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds for organizations that work for a greener and fairer world since 1989. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the lottery tickets are distributed to charitable organizations. IUCN NL has been beneficiary of the Dutch Postcode Lottery since 2001.


Dutch government

Logo RijksoverheidIUCN NL has entered into two Strategic Partnerships with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the period 2016-2020. Additionally, we receive short term financing for programs from the Ministry and Embassies. We collaborate with the Ministry of Economic Affairs on initiatives to green the economy. 


Policy & organization

IUCN NL commits strongly to good governance. That's why we follow the transparency guidelines of CBF and committed to Partos' code of conduct. We also publish our data according to the IATI standard.