Fishing boats in Bang Son, Thailand Photo: © Saisunee Chaksuin

There are currently more than 260 IUCN Members from 21 of the 23 countries in South, East and Southeast Asia which comprise the scope of the IUCN Asia Regional Office.

Among the Members, 14 are State Members, 28 are government agencies, 209 are national NGOs, six are international NGOs and four are affiliates.

IUCN Asia, in close collaboration with the Membership Unit at the IUCN global headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, coordinates Membership and constituency-related matters in the Asia region. Click here to know more about Membership.

State Members

  • Ministry of Environment and Forest, Bangladesh
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China
  • Ministry of Environment and Forests, India
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Japan
  • Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea
  • Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Lao PDR
  • Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Malaysia
  • Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism, Mongolia
  • Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Nepal
  • National Council for Conservation of Wildlife, Ministry of Environment, Pakistan
  • Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka
  • Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Thailand
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam

Complete list of Members





  • Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
  • Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association
  • Bangladesh POUSH
  • Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad
  • Bolipara Nari Kalyan Somity
  • BRAC
  • Brotee Samaj Kallyan Sangstha
  • Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services
  • Center for Natural Resource Studies
  • Centre for Coastal Environmental Conservation
  • Centre for Sustainable Development
  • Coastal Area Resource Development and Management Association
  • Development of Biotechnology & Environmental Conservation Centre
  • Environment and Social Development Organization
  • Forum of Environmental Journalists of Bangladesh
  • Gram Unnayon Sangathon
  • Ministry of Environment and Forest
  • Nature Conservation Management
  • Shushilan
  • Unnayan Onneshan
  • WildTeam


  • Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation 
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
  • Royal Society for Protection of Nature


  • Culture and Environment Preservation Association
  • Mlup Baitong


  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • All-China Environment Federation
  • Beijing Forestry Society
  • Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge
  • Chengdu Bird Watching Society
  • China Association for NGO Cooperation
  • China Association of National Parks and Scenic Sites
  • China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation
  • China Green Carbon Foundation
  • China Mangrove Conservation Network (legal name: Putian Green Sprout Coastal Wetlands Research Center)
  • China Wildlife Conservation Association
  • Chinese Society of Forestry
  • Civic Exchange
  • Eco Foundation Global
  • Elion Foundation
  • Friends of Nature
  • Friends of the Country Parks
  • Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
  • Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area Administrative Committee
  • Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection
  • Shan Shui Conservation Center
  • Shangri-La Institute for Sustainable Communities
  • Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology
  • The Jane Goodall Institute China
  • World Wide Fund for Nature - Hong Kong
  • Xiamen Green Cross Association


  • Aaranyak
  • All India Disaster Mitigation Institute
  • Applied Environmental Research Foundation
  • Association for Rural Area Social Modification, Improvement and Nestling
  • Attappady Hills Area Development Society
  • Balipara Tract & Frontier Foundation
  • Bombay Natural History Society
  • Centre for Environment Education - Nehru Foundation for Development
  • Centre for Media Studies
  • Conservation Action Trust
  • COORG Wildlife Society
  • Development Alternatives
  • Foundation for Ecological Security
  • G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
  • Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation
  • Gujarat Ecology Society
  • Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology
  • Indian Institute of Forest Management
  • Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
  • InsPIRE Network for Environment
  • Institute for Integrated Rural Development
  • International Society of Naturalists
  • Jal Bhagirathi Foundation
  • Keystone Foundation
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
  • MSSRF - Biju Patnaik Medicinal Plants Garden & Research Centre
  • MSSRF - Community Agrobiodiversity Centre
  • National Board for Wild Life, Ministry of Environment and Forests
  • Nature, Environment and Wildlife Society
  • OMCAR Foundation
  • Regional Centre for Development Cooperation
  • Sahjeevan
  • Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History
  • Society of Hill Resource Management School
  • TERI`s Forestry and Biodiversity Group
  • TERRE Policy Centre
  • The Corbett Foundation
  • Wildlife Institute of India
  • Wildlife Protection Society of India
  • Wildlife Trust of India
  • World Wide Fund for Nature - India
  • Zoo Outreach Organisation Trust


  • Center for International Forestry Research
  • Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Forestry
  • The Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation 
  • The Samdhana Institute Incorporated
  • World Wide Fund for Nature - Indonesia


  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Japan Center for Human Environmental Problems
  • Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • Kamehameha Okoku
  • Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Nagashima-no Shizen-wo Mamoru Kai
  • Nature Conservation Society of Japan
  • Nihon Gan-wo Hogo suru Kai
  • Nihon Umigame Kyougikai
  • Ramsar Network Japan
  • Save the Dugong Campaign Center
  • Seibutsu Tayosei Japan (Biodiversity Network Japan)
  • Shizen Kankyo Kenkyu Senta
  • The Asahi Glass Foundation
  • Wild Bird Society of Japan 
  • World Wide Fund for Nature - Japan
  • Yasei Seibutsu Hozenron Kenkyukai

Korea (DPRK) 

  • Nature Conservation Union of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Korea (RK)

  • Citizen's Institutes for Environmental Studies
  • Cultural Heritage Administration
  • DaeJayon
  • Environment Action Association
  • Gotjawal Trust of Jeju
  • Jeju City Project 21
  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Agenda 21
  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Bureau of Environment Conservation
  • Korea Association of Environmental Planning & Landscape Architecture
  • Korea Environmental Education Network
  • Korea Forest Service
  • Korea Green Club
  • Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation
  • Korea National Park Service
  • Korea Society of Environmental Restoration Technology
  • Korea Wild Animal & Plant Service
  • Korean Association for Conservation of Nature
  • Korean Environmental Law Association
  • Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment
  • Korean Society of Environment and Ecology
  • Korean Society of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Korean Society of Nature Conservation
  • Korean Society of Restoration Ecology
  • Korean Wetlands Society
  • Local Agenda21-Seogwipo City
  • Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea
  • National Nature Trust
  • Sah-dahn-beob-in Jeju Gukje Noksaek-Seom Forum
  • Sustainable Environmental Education Center of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
  • The Ecological Society of Korea
  • The Korean Society of Conservation Biology
  • The Korean Society of Oceanography
  • The Korean Society of Plant Taxonomists

Lao PDR 

  • Lao Biodiversity Association
  • Ministère des Affaires étrangères


  • Department of Wildlife and National Parks - Peninsular Malaysia
  • Malaysian Nature Society
  • Marine Research Foundation
  • Sabah Wildlife Department
  • Sarawak Forestry Corporation Sdn Bhd 
  • The Sabah Parks Board of Trustees
  • World Wide Fund for Nature - Malaysia


  • Live & Learn Environmental Education


  • Hustai National Park Trust
  • Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism


  • Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association
  • Friends of Wildlife


  • Association for Protection of the Environment and Culture
  • Bird Conservation Nepal/Nepal Panchhi Samrakchyan Sangh
  • Centre for Rural Technology
  • Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation
  • Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness
  • Green Governance Nepal
  • Himali Prakriti
  • Hoste Hainse
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
  • Khoj Tatha Bikas Kendra, Nepal
  • Manab Kallyantatha Batabaran Samrak Kendra
  • National Trust for Nature Conservation
  • Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists
  • Service, Empowerment, Positive Action and Applied Research for Communities in the Himalayas
  • Wildlife Conservation Nepal
  • Wildlife Watch Group
  • Women in Environment/Mahila Batabaran Samooha
  • Yuwa Jagaran Paryabaraniya Munch


  • Aga Khan Rural Support Programme
  • AWAZ Foundation Pakistan: Center for Development Services
  • Baanhn Beli
  • Balochistan Rural Support Programme
  • Centre for Peace and Development
  • Government of Gilgit-Baltistan
  • H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry
  • Haashar Association
  • Health and Nutrition Development Society
  • Human Resource Development Network
  • Indus Earth Trust
  • Institute of Rural Management
  • Khwendo Kor
  • Leadership for Environment and Development
  • Legends Society
  • National Council for Conservation of Wildlife, Ministry of Climate Change
  • National Institute of Oceanography
  • National Rural Development Program
  • New World Hope Organization
  • Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research
  • Participatory Village Development Programme
  • Planning and Development Department, Civil Secretariat FATA
  • Planning and Development Department, Government of Balochistan
  • Planning and Development Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Research and Development Foundation
  • SACAN Foundation
  • Sarhad Rural Support Programme
  • Scientific and Cultural Society of Pakistan
  • Shehri: Citizens for a Better Environment
  • Shirkat Gah - Womens Resource Centre
  • Sindh Coastal Development Authority, Planning & Development Department, Government of Sindh
  • Sindh Wildlife Department
  • Society for Empowering Human Resource
  • South Asia Partnership - Pakistan
  • Strengthening Participatory Organization
  • Sungi Development Foundation
  • Sustainable Development Policy Institute
  • Taraqee Foundation
  • Thardeep Rural Development Programme
  • Trust for Conservation of Coastal Resources
  • Water, Environment and Sanitation Society
  • World Wide Fund - Pakistan


  • Ecological Society of the Philippines
  • Foundation for the Philippine Environment 
  • Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
  • World Wide Fund for Nature - Philippines


  • Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law 
  • Nature Society (Singapore)
  • Singapore Zoological Gardens

Sri Lanka

  • Central Environmental Authority
  • Department of National Zoological Gardens
  • Department of Wildlife Conservation
  • Environmental Foundation Ltd.
  • Federation of Wildlife Conservation
  • Forest Department
  • Green Movement of Sri Lanka
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Agrarian Development, Minor Irrigation, Industries and Environment
  • Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment
  • Sevalanka Foundation 
  • Small Fishers Federation
  • Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka


  • Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
  • Freeland Foundation
  • Good Governance for Social Development and the Environment Institute Foundation
  • International Network of Engaged Buddhists
  • Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation
  • Regional Community Forestry Training Center 
  • Seub Nakhasathien Foundation
  • Thai Conservation of Forest Foundation
  • Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Viet Nam

  • Action Center for City Development
  • Center for Environment and Community Research
  • Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
  • Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
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