IUCNSL Members

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IUCN Sri Lanka Constituency

State Membership
Government Agency Members
NGO Members

The IUCN constituency in Sri Lanka is comprised of IUCN members, commission members as well as secretariat staff and other partners, who despite being non members, actively participate in implementing IUCN's mission and programme in Sri Lanka.
NGO members include a wide range of institutions from grass roots local organizations to large national, regional and international organizations that operate regionally and globally.

Committee of IUCN members

Since 2003, having obtained Council approval, a National Committee comprised of IUCN members has been established. The National Committee meets regularly and play an active role in shaping IUCN's programme of activities.

  . Develop the fullest possible communication, co-operation and co-ordination amongst IUCN members in Sri Lanka , regional committees and council and thus assist IUCN to meet its objectives in Sri Lanka and international conservation activities with particular reference to Asia

. Promote the participation of members in the planning of IUCN programmes

. Influence, encourage and assist society to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable

. Disseminate IUCN policy positions, publications, reports and information about the work of the Committee throughout Sri Lanka as necessary

. Support the ratification and implementation of international environmental treaties and conservations in Sri Lanka .

. Encourage new membership and assist the government agencies in adopting policy and legislation documents focusing on conservation

. Facilitate dialogue and arbitration amongst stakeholders on major development projects in the country with the potential of adversely impacting on the lives of the people.

. Do all or any such other things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above objects or any of them
IUCN Commissions
All six Commissions are active in Sri Lanka. Namely, the Species Survival Commission (SSC), Education & Communications (CEC), Environmental Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), Ecosystem Management (CEM), Environmental Law (CEL) and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA ).
IUCN Partners
IUCN also collaborates with a number of partners. These include UN Agencies such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

IUCN Sri Lanka also works in collaboration with multilateral institutions such as Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank and regional institutions such as the South Asia Corporative Environment Programme (SACEP) and Convention secretariats such as CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) , CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) and RAMSAR (The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands).
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