IUCN brings together members and stakeholders to develop and negotiate solutions to environmental and development challenges.

It believes that conservation will succeed where there is capacity to act collectively and where actions are based on best available science.

Benefits of IUCN Membership

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.

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 be a member?

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

N.B. Individuals can only become members of the six IUCN Commissions.

How to apply?

Please download and read the detailed application form here: Membership Application Form

The form contains step-by-step instructions of what you need to do in order to apply for membership as well as detailed information about the membership admission criteria and process.

Complete the application form.
Provide supporting documentation:

  • Letters of recommendation from 2 IUCN Members,
  • An audited financial statement and
  • The Statutes of your organization

Send the application form and the supporting documentation to the Constituency Development and Coordination, Asia Regional Office:


Postal address:

Membership Manager, Asia
IUCN Asia Regional Office
N 63 Sukhumvit 39 Soi Phrompong
Sukhumvit Road, Wattana, Klongtan
Bangkok 10110, THAILAND"

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Membership Enquiries

Khondaker Shamim Ara
IUCN Bangladesh
Membership Focal Point
T: (+8802) 9890423