We have been welcomed as members of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the most relevant international conservation organization, which brings together approximately 1,300 institutions from 170 countries, including state and government agencies, NGOs and research centers.
Founded in 1948, IUCN has become world authority on the state of conservation of nature across the globe. It has sought to bring together scientific knowledge and the necessary working tools to a achieve a joint collaboration where human development and economic progress can coexist with the proper conservation of nature.
This organization brings together governments and civil society, with an emphasis on international cooperation to guide common and concrete actions. It organizes a series of congresses in different parts of the world, and since 1964 maintains the Red List of Threatened Species, the official global reference on the state of conservation of fauna and flora.
Today the IUCN has members from 170 countries, with 10,000 experts who collaborate in uniting scientific knowledge and actions for nature. They make up the largest and most diverse network of work for the environment. Fundación Mar Adentro has recently been accepted to become a part of this organization since November 2017, along with 16 new members from Africa, America, Asia and Europe.