Become an IUCN Member
By joining IUCN, you will benefit from IUCN's scientific credibility, its unsurpassed knowledge base and convening power, extensive networking opportunities and access to high-level political, economic and social decision making. Being a Member of IUCN enables you both to advance your own cause and to strengthen common action in overcoming barriers to a sustainable future.
For more information on the benefits of IUCN membership, who can apply and how, please read on.
Members use IUCN's data, analysis, assessments, guidelines, standards and best practices to advance their conservation agendas as well as contributing to this knowledge.
The Union substantially boosts Members' power to influence the conservation agenda, both individually via IUCN's democratic processes, and collectively.
With its vast portfolio of projects and strong track record and relationships with donors, IUCN has an unparalleled ability to bring Members into project work.
IUCN Members logo
IUCN Members can show their association with IUCN by using an official IUCN logo extension specifically designed for Members.
Who can become a Member, and how?
IUCN Members are institutions and organisations with a common interest in creating a just world that values and conserves nature. Member organisations can be:
- Government agencies
- Subnational governments
- National and international non-governmental organisations
- Indigenous Peoples' Organisations
- States and Political and/or Economic Integration Organisations -
States and Political and/or Economic Integration Organisations do not have to go through the Membership Application Form. Apply through this link.
NOTE : Annual deadlines for submission of the membership applications: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.
Please access the link above to prepare and submit your application. Do not hesitate to contact the Membership Focal Point for your region for any question and guidance throughout the application process.
Documents to guide you through the process:
National, regional and interregional committees
IUCN Members within a country or region may choose to organise themselves into National and Regional Committees to facilitate cooperation.