Nature conservation

Conserving biodiversity is essential: not only because plants and animals have a right to survive, but also because conservation supports the well-being of people. After all, nature is our foundation. 


Habitat loss is the biggest threat to species survival

More than 70,000 plant species are used in traditional and modern medicine

Biodiversity loss is ranked 6th in the top 10 of global risks




  • Elephant Crossing

    Land acquisition

    IUCN NL provides funds for local NGOs to acquire threatened patches of wilderness.
  • Protected Area

    Protected areas

    IUCN NL promotes the establishment and effective management of protected areas around the world.
  • Rhino

    Red List of Threatened Species

    The IUCN Red List is the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of species.
  • Afrikaanse olifant

    Wildlife crime

    IUCN NL combats wildlife crime in the Horn of Africa.

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