Why become a member?
Through the resolutions and recommendations passed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and through the work of National and Regional Committees, IUCN members contribute to, guide and influence conservation and sustainable development policies and activities.
IUCN is the only environmental organization to which Member States of the United Nations has accorded the status of Observer at the UN General Assembly and works closely with international governmental organizations and international financial institutions.
Through IUCN, members become part of a collective and global voice on important issues of our era. The Union provides an opportunity for assessing and debating conservation and development challenges from the perspective of governments, NGOs, civil society and the private sector at local, national and regional levels and in the international arena.
Partnerships and networks
Members are able to develop partnerships by being part of an alliance of governments and NGOs. Members also have the possibility to expand their networks through international contacts with the Union's 1000 staff, 6 Commissions, 10,000 experts and other IUCN members, thus sharing their expertise with the global IUCN family.
Members can strengthen their credibility and capacity through their association with a respected conservation alliance of key scientists, decision-makers and managers. IUCN is the world's largest environmental knowledge network and has helped over 75 countries to prepare and implement national conservation and biodiversity strategies. Membership also brings ready access to a global library and all members receive copies of IUCN publications at a preferential rate.
Who can become a member?
States, government agencies, political/economic integration organizations, and national and international non-governmental organizations.
IUCN's mission is “to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.”
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