IUCN Maldives Marine Newsletter
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges by supporting scientific research; managing field projects all over the world; and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN, international conventions and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice. 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. The world’s oldest and largest global environmental network, IUCN is a democratic membership union with more than 1,200 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists and experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 professional staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. IUCN’s headquarters are located in Gland, near Geneva, in Switzerland. IUCN has been undertaking and supporting environmental conservation and addressing development challenges in the Maldives since 1985 through its global and regional programmes. Currently, IUCN’s work in the Maldives is supported by the Asia Regional Office based in Thailand and the Global Marine and Polar Programme based in Switzerland.