Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Our Members

IUCN is a member-based organisation and its Members form the highest decision-making body of the Union, through the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place every four years. 

In the Programmatic Region of East Europe and Central Asia, 18 countries lie under the direct responsibility of the ECARO Office and the Membership network counts 33 Members in 14 of these countries. Strengthening and enlarging the membership network are the Office's strategic priorities. 

IUCN Members in East Europe, North and Central Asia


  • Institute for Nature Conservation in Albania (INCA) 
  • Preservation and Protection of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) 


  • Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets
  • Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds


  • Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan 
  • Azerbaijan Ornithological Society 
  • International Dialogue for Environmental Action Public Association

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Natural Heritage Protection Society - ARBOR MAGNA, Banja Luka 


  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia
  • Centre for Biodiversity Conservation & Research
  • Caucasus Environmental NGO Network
  • Field researchers` Union – CAMPESTER


  • Tethys Scientific Society, NGO        


  • Youth Ecological Movement


  • Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism 
  • Public Enterprise for National Parks of Montenegro 
  • Centre for the Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro

North Macedonia 

  • Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning / Administration of Environment
  • Macedonian Ecological Society (MES)
  • CNVP (Connecting Natural Values & People Foundation)


  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation 
  • All-Russian Society of Nature Protection (VOOP)
  • Biodiversity Conservation Center 
  • Environmental Education Center Zapovedniks 
  • Saint-Petersburg Charitable Public Organisation "Biologists for nature conservation"
  • World Wide Fund for Nature - Russia


  • Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia 
  • Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia 
  • Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province 


  • Hunting and Conservation Alliance of Tajikistan


  • Society of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan


  • National Ecological Centre of Ukraine - NECU 
  • Environment-People-Law  


National and Regional Committees

The only officially recognised National Committee of IUCN Members in our region is the National Committee of Russia.



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