IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature

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IUCN is a union made up of government and civil society organisations, providing public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools to enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation.

The union was established in 1948 and has become the world's largest, most diverse environmental network. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 member organisations and the input of some 13,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. Experts are organised into 6 commissions dedicated to species survival, environmental law, protected areas, social and economic policy, ecosystem management, and education and communication.

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Reports, publications and outputs


2015 RRC Conference 'River Restoration and Biodiversity' Workshop - Expert workshop report (November 2014)


Project initiation (April 2015) - RRC blog


Report published (April 2016) - 'River Restoration and Biodiversity' : Nature-Based Solutions for Restoring the Rivers of the UK and Republic of Ireland

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Expert workshop (November 2017) - IUCN blog


2018 RRC Conference 'River Restoration and Biodiversity' Workshop outputs

  • Angus Tree, Scottish Natural Heritage - presentation on the IUCN project
  • Ceri Gibson, Freshwater Biological Association - presentation 'Restoring Freshwater Mussel Rivers'
  • Matthew Hemsworth, JBA Consulting - presentation 'Understanding historic change and using natural processes to inform future decision making'