IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.


Benefits for Members

By joining IUCN, you will benefit from IUCN's scientific credibility, its unsurpassed knowledge base and convening power, extensive networking opportunities and access to high-level political, economic and social decision making. Being a Member of IUCN enables you to both advance your own cause and to strengthen common action in overcoming barriers to a sustainable future.

  • Influence

IUCN's ever-growing influence is a result of working with its Members. The Union, driven by its mission, reflects the diverse needs of its vast membership and its commitment to the conservation and sustainable use of the Earth's Resources.

  • Collective Voice

Through IUCN, members become part of a collective and global voice on important issues of our age. The Union convenes the World Conservation Congress and other platforms for discussing conservation issues.

  • Partnerships and networks

Members are able to develop partnerships by being part of an alliance of governments and NGOs. Members also have the possibility to expand their networks through international contacts with other Members and the Union's experts and staff.

  • Knowledge and increased capacity

Members can strengthen their credibility and capacity through their association with a respected conservation alliance of key scientists, decision-makers and managers.


Who can become a Member?

  • States
  • Government agencies
  • Political/economic integration organizations
  • National and international non-governmental organizations


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