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