30 June 2016 is the deadline for the submission of membership applications to be considered by the end of November 2016.

IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.

By joining IUCN, you can advance your own cause and add to our collective strength in overcoming barriers to a sustainable future. 

Who can become a Member? 

  • States 
  • Government agencies
  • Political/economic integration organizations
  • National and international non-governmental organizations

N.B. Individuals can only become members of the six IUCN Commissions.


How to apply?
  • Please download and read the detailed application form here: Membership Application Form

    The form contains step-by-step instructions of what you need to do in order to apply for membership as well as detailed information about the membership admission criteria and process.
  • Should you require assistance for any items not covered in the application form, please do not hesitate to contact the Membership Focal Point for your region.
  • When you have completed the form, and gathered the necessary supporting documentation for your application (letters of recommendation from 2 IUCN Members, an audited financial statement and the Statutes of your organization), please send this all to your Membership Focal Point


Documents to guide you through the process

*Should you need to locate dues amounts for 2013 or earlier, kindly contact the Membership Focal Point from your region.