Become an IUCN Member

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 both to advance your own cause and to strengthen common action in overcoming barriers to a sustainable future.

For more information on the benefits of IUCN membership, who can apply and how, please read on.

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Member benefits
member knowledge

Inform

Members use IUCN's data, analysis, assessments, guidelines, standards and best practices to advance their conservation agendas as well as contributing to this knowledge.

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Influence

The Union substantially boosts Members' power to influence the conservation agenda, both individually via IUCN's democratic processes, and collectively.

member network

Implement

With its vast portfolio of projects and strong track record and relationships with donors, IUCN has an unparalleled ability to bring Members into project work.

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IUCN Members can show their association with IUCN by using an official IUCN logo extension specifically designed for Members.

Who can become a Member, and how? 

IUCN Members are institutions and organisations with a common interest in creating a just world that values and conserves nature. Member organisations can be:

  • Government agencies
  • Subnational governments
  • National and international non-governmental organisations
  • Indigenous Peoples' Organisations
  • States and Political and/or Economic Integration Organisations  -

States and Political and/or Economic Integration Organisations do not have to go through the Membership Application Form. Apply through this link

Individuals with conservation expertise can join one of our expert Commissions.
Business are not eligible for IUCN membership but can partner with us through the IUCN business engagement unit.

 

NOTE : Annual deadlines for submission of the membership applications: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.

Please access the link above to prepare and submit your application. Do not hesitate to contact the Membership Focal Point for your region for any question and guidance throughout the application process.

Documents to guide you through the process:

Before you start your application, we invite you to carefully read the documents below. Should you have questions that are not already covered in our FAQs, please contact your regional focal point.

National, regional and interregional committees  

IUCN Members within a country or region may choose to organise themselves into National and Regional Committees to facilitate cooperation.