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International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) or World Conservation Union, international organization founded in 1948 to encourage the preservation of wildlife, natural environments, and living resources. Its members include private individuals, nongovernmental organizations and governments. The IUCN promotes research in the preservation of threatened species, ecology, sustainable development, and environmental law, education, and training.

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