Become a Member

IUCN has always been a convener, bringing together members and stake holders to develop and negotiate solutions to environmental and development challenges. IUCN believes that conservation will succeed where there is capacity to act collectively and where actions are based on best available science.

Benefits for membership

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 the Union's staff, experts and other members.

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 be a Member? 

  • States 
  • Government agencies
  • Political/economic integration organizations
  • National and international non-governmental organizations
  • Individuals can only become members of the six IUCN Commissions

How to apply? (in 3 steps)

  1. Fill the application form
  2. Gather supporting documentation to your application: letters of recommendation from 2 IUCN members, audited financial statement (for NGOs and INGOs only) and Statutes/articles of association of your organization.
  3. Send the application and the supporting documentation to the Membership Unit, Asia Regional Office or to the Constituency Support Unit.

Please click the following links to download the Membership Application Form and other useful documents:

·         Membership application form

·         Join the world’s largest global environmental network: The benefits of IUCN membership

·         IUCN Members Dues Guide 

·         IUCN Statutes and Regulations


Raj Kumar, Membership Manager, Asia

For more details, please contact:

Raj Kumar
Membership Manager, Asia
Regional Membership Unit
IUCN Asia Regional Office
63, Sukhumvit Soi 39, Soi Phromphong
Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66 (2) 662-4029 Ext: 117 
Fax: +66 (2) 662-4388