Definition of IUCN

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources[3]) is an international organization working in the field of nature Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It is involved in data gathering and analysis, Research, field projects, advocacy, and education. IUCNs mission is to "influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable".

IUCN also administrates the Species Survival Commission (SSC): technical aspects of Species conservation and action for Species that are threatened with extinction.

Specialist Groups of the SSC prepare endangered Species recovery plans known as Species Action Plans, which are used to outline the Conservation strategies of Species, like the Group (AfESG)'>AfESG for African elephant and Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG).

Reference list Koehl, Dan, (2024). IUCN. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/index.php?id=179. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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