The Faculty of Science at AUM is IUCN Member

The Faculty of Science at AUM is

IUCN membership

The Faculty of Science, which includes the department of Biology and Biotechnology and the Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities, has joined IUCN as official member in April 2016. This membership will enhance the scientific network of AUM’s faculty members and provide further internship opportunities for students interested in environment and sustainable development.

IUCN (The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organizations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of 1,300 Member organizations and some 15,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organizations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being. For further information please visit http://www.iucn.org or contact Prof. Fares Khoury, Department of Biology and Biotechnology at AUM.