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What We Do

The Australian Committee for IUCN was founded over forty years ago to provide a focus for local Member organisations of IUCN to advance the network’s global mission and programme in Australia.

We do this by:

  • Providing a neutral forum for Australian members of IUCN to stimulate cooperative effort, raise awareness, develop national policy advice and key publications, and share knowledge and ideas.

  • Partnering with the Australian IUCN network to provide expert advisory capacity to contribute to the development and implementation of broader regional and global environmental goals, conservation frameworks, processes and policies.

  • Deliver and partner on collaborative projects and new initiatives to achieve tangible outcomes that contribute to the delivery of identified conservation priorities in Australia.

  • Helping to promote and facilitate the implementation of IUCN’s recommendations, tools and conservation frameworks in Australia.

  • Helping to meet national and global environmental communications goals by raising awareness of the benefits and importance of biodiversity and nature-based solutions for meeting societal needs.

  • Building and maintaining a strong IUCN network in Australia.

  • Providing a vital link between IUCN and its Australian members to encourage involvement and collaboration around the network’s global and regional activities, commissions and programmes.

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