Asia: a rich and dynamic region

IUCN Asia Regional Office

Regional team and network of offices 

In 2002 the IUCN Asia Regional Office (ARO) was established in Bangkok, Thailand, building on projects and initiatives implemented in the region since the early 1980s.

For over two decades, ARO has initiated and overseen regional, sub-regional and country programmes, serving 23 statutory countries through its network of offices in 12 countries -- Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Lao PDR, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. Meanwhile IUCN is represented in Japan through the National Committee and in the Republic of Korea through the State Member’s Ministry of Environment. 

In addition, IUCN has programmatic presence through Members and partners across Northeast, Southeast and South Asia. ARO also serves as service hub to the Oceania regional office.

IUCN Asia organogram 2024


Learn more about our network of offices and find their contact information here

IUCN Asia in the media (external links) 

Wetlands may be the key to saving the Mekong River ( (1 July 2024) 

THE GREEN COVER 2024 ( (June 2024) 

Nilgiri Tahr census: IUCN joins as third party observer, Kerala gives full support (26 April 2024)  

IUCN holds workshop to engage youth in river conservation under Meghna WFP | The Business Standard ( (7 December 2023) 

UO holds seminar on Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework ( (30 October 2023) 

13处中国自然保护地被授予“世界最佳自然保护地”-新华网 ( (10 July 2023) 

World’s largest freshwater fish draws attention to delicate ecosystem | Science | AAAS (30 May 2023) 

世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)亚洲区域主任丁度·坎皮兰:推广可持续的山地旅游,履行共同的自然保护责任_凯迪网资讯 ( (26 May 2023) 

Measures to develop sustainable value chain of lotus silk products discussed | Business | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus) (26 May 2023)  

'IUCN Red List a roadmap to conserving threatened plant species' | The Business Standard ( (14 May 2023) 

Hydropower threatening biodiversity ( (23 April 2023) 

脱炭素の次は「生態系維持」が経営目標になる | 環境 | 東洋経済オンライン | 社会をよくする経済ニュース ( (18 April 2023) 

「G7連携し多様性保護を」…自然保護機関 事務局長に聞く : 読売新聞 ( (15 April 2023) 

Lighting up Nepal’s Future by Marrying its Hydro and Solar Sectors ( (11 April 2023) 

Experts ask govt to take immediate steps for welfare of zoo animals - Pakistan - DAWN.COM (3 April 2023) 

Wildlife protection requires joint efforts from all stakeholders | Environment | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus) (18 March 2023) 

Women played key role in community resilience initiatives: Sherry Rehman ( (8 March 2023) 

Nepal's biodiversity should be linked with livelihood: PM Dahal - Enewspolar Enewspolar (1 March 2023) 

প্রকৃতি রক্ষা করে উন্নয়ন করতে হবে: আইইউসিএন মহাপরিচালক | প্রথম আলো ( (1 March 2023) 

Bangladesh is exactly one of the places we want IUCN strong: DG | undefined ( (1 March 2023)