IUCN is a unique and neutral platform for State, Government agencies, scientific institutions, civil society and private sector, and strives to unite members and other involved parties to seek nature based solutions for the world’s environmental and development challenges. In China, 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.
Join as a member
IUCN engages its members and partners in projects and networks at the national, regional and global level, aiming to strengthen China’s capacity to protect its unique biodiversity and landscapes. Membership to IUCN is open to organizations (not individuals) particularly states, government agencies, political/ economic organizations, national and international nongovernmental organizations.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC joined IUCN as the China State member in 1996. Presently, there are 20 China members including 5 in Hong Kong:
NGO / Affiliate members:
- All-China Environment Federation
- Beijing Forestry Society (BFS)
- Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge
- China Association for NGO Cooperation
- China Association of National Parks and Scenic Sites
- China Society of Forestry
- China Wildlife Conservation Association
- Civic Exchange
- Friends of Nature
- Friends of Country Parks (HK)
- Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
- Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area Administrative Committee
- Nanjing Institute for Environmental Sciences
- Shangri-la Institute for Sustainable Communities
- Shanshui Conservation Center
- The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of the Hong Kong SAR
- World Wide Fund for Nature – Hong Kong
- Xiamen Green Cross
To find out more about IUCN membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://iucn.org/about/union/members/
Join as a Commission member
As an individual conservation scientist or professional, you can join one of our six Commissions. The commissions unite pver 11,000 volunteer experts from a range of disciplines to assess the state of the world’s natural resources and provide the Union with sound know-how and policy advice on conservation issues.
Commission on Education and Communication (CEC)
Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP)
Commission on Environmental Law (CEL)
Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM)
Species Survival Commission (SSC)
World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)
Find out more about our Commissions: http://iucn.org/about/union/commissions/
IUCN China Work Group
The "IUCN China Work Group" was established under CNC-DIVERSITAS in June 2010, with the goal to initiate stronger cooperation on biodiversity conservation research and activities among IUCN Secretariat, members and commission members.
The Work Group is comprised of over 40 distinguished officials, scientists and scholars in China. Most are affiliated with IUCN as members or commission members. The Work Group is chaired by Dr. Ma Keping. Deputy Chairs are representatives from existing IUCN members in mainland China and other major scientific institutions, they are: 1) Mr. Wang Fengwu of the China Association of National Parks and Scenic Sites (CNPA), 2) Dr. Wei Fuwen of the Institute of Zoology, CAS, 3) Dr. Xu Haigeng of the Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIES), 4) Mr. Yang Baijing of the China Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA), 5) Mr. Zhang Zhengwang of the School of Ecology, China Normal University, and 6) Mr. Wang Bing of the State Oceanographic Administration.