Welcome to Youth Voices, a joint project of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the East-West Center. This digital resource is created to inform, inspire, excite, and empower children and youth, and their teachers, to connect with nature.

Here, teachers can find classroom-friendly resources to help students understand how people and nature depend on each other. Students learn why it is critical to balance human demands with the planet’s finite resources, and apply their knowledge into action in ways that promote agency, care, and responsibility.

For youth, this is a place to find up-to-date information as well as tools and resources to develop capacities and networks, and connect with those who are committed to taking coordinated action to protect the natural world.


Global Conservation Challenges

Find out about latest knowledge and resources on biodiversity conservation and how we, all, can balance human demands with Earth’s finite resources to address some of our planet’s greatest challenges. Learn more…

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Global Schools for Local Action

Students in classrooms around the globe share ideas, via this virtual classroom exchange, for addressing pressing environmental conservation and sustainable development challenges in their communities. Learn more…


Conservation Curriculum Sourcebook

Teachers, use the classroom-friendly lesson plans found in this curriculum sourcebook to educate, engage, and inspire your students to work for people and nature.
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Environmental Stewards

Meet young leaders whose work, in diverse fields, reflects the values of mālama honua (a Hawaiian term that means “to care for our Earth”).
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Virtual Think Tank

Explore and share! Learn how experts and ordinary people around the planet are improving local environments and livelihoods using nature-based solutions.
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Opportunities Bulletin

Are any IUCN activities and events taking place in your area? Find out what’s happening locally, and learn about and share internship, volunteer, and job opportunities. Learn more…