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Organisation Reference IUCN - The World Conservation Union
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IUCN - The World Conservation Union was founded in 1948 and brings together 78 states, 112 government agencies, 735 NGOs, 35 affiliates, and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership.
Its 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.

Within the framework of global conventions IUCN has helped over 75 countries to prepare and implement national conservation and biodiversity strategies.
IUCN has approximately 1000 staff, most of whom are located in its 42 regional and country offices while 100 work at its Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland.

Dates Referenced October 2001
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IUCN Publications Service Unit
219c Huntingdon Road
United Kingdom

Tel: ++44 (1223) 277-894 
Fax: ++44 (1223) 277-175 

IUCN SSC Programme Office - Cambridge
219c Huntingdon Road
United Kingdom

Tel: ++44 (1223) 277-966 
Fax: ++44 (1223) 277-845 

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