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Nature and biodiversity

With rainforest the size of 87 rugby pitches cut down every minute and the drastic loss of our planet’s biodiversity, rugby can play its part in raising awareness among its global family and inspire positive actions.

Sir Bill Beaumont, World Rugby CHairman

We believe rugby can play its part in fighting the drastic loss of biodiversity on our planet by showing leadership and empowering members of our global family to safeguard our natural environment.

Nature and biodiversity

World Rugby is a signatory of the Sports for Nature Framework led by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), International Olympic Committee (IOC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Sails of Change.

We have committed to limit to a minimum the impact of our activities and tournaments on the natural environment, using our platforms to engage our stakeholders and advocate for the protection of the planet's biodiversity.

Join the Rugby for Nature squad - access toolkit

From shamrocks to springboks, silver ferns and red roses, wallabies, cockerels and toucans, nature is deeply connected with the heart and soul of rugby.

The “Rugby for Nature” toolkit available in four languages has been designed to help local rugby clubs and communities safeguard the natural environment and biodiversity within and around rugby facilities.

Join the Rugby for Nature Squad, build your score and help secure the win for rugby and nature!

Access the Rugby for Nature toolkit


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