The IUCN: The world’s largest conservation organization
Goal 15, (Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss) is an enormous task, covering all living systems on land. The only organization that truly covers the whole agenda is the world’s largest environmental organization, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – IUCN.
Many people, in our experience, have not even heard of this organization! But the IUCN is like the “United Nations for Nature” — its 1200 members include a majority of the Like world’s nation states, as well as many other global institutions. And the IUCN is the institution that tracks the “red list” of endangered species. But it does a lot more than that.