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Welcome to the IUCN UK Members page

Members are of paramount importance to IUCN – without Members there would be no global network of expertise, no subscriptions to power the organisation and no democratic means of global governance for managing it. UK Members are equally important to the National Committee for the UK for similar reasons. Over thirty organisations support the NCUK (see adjacent links) and there are many individuals in the UK who are Members of the six IUCN Commissions.

The IUCN NCUK Executive Committee is keen to encourage greater participation in NCUK activity from the UK membership and hopes that this website will be one means to increase engagement. If you as an IUCN Member organisation or individual member of an IUCN Commission would like to promote your IUCN-related work on this website please contact the Secretariat in this regard.

How to become a Member

Membership of IUCN UK allows individuals and organisations access to a huge conservation knowledge base. On this page you can find out more about the benefits of membership as well as the latest news from member organisations.

To become a Member of IUCN NCUK, an organisation must first be a Member of the global organisation that is IUCN. Details on how to join IUCN, including application forms, can be found on the IUCN website Member organisations seeking to join IUCN NCUK are encouraged to get in touch with the Secretariat to discuss becoming a full member of the National Committee for the UK. To join an IUCN Commission, an individual should apply to the relevant Commission for details of qualifications and experience required (see Commissions page on this website for contact links).

Benefits of Membership

As a member of IUCN, organisations and individuals can take advantage of a wide range of benefits.

As a member of IUCN NCUK, members will enjoy further benefits including:

  • Access to and association with a wide expert member community 
  • Links to high level decision making
  • Networking and convening opportunities through a range of events and initiatives
  • Potential support for projects 

We hope that these benefits will continue to attract a range of new and diverse members into our existing network, and that together we will be better able to meet the vital conservation challenges facing the world today.

If you want to know more about IUCN NCUK and its work, or how you think your organisation could benefit from it, please contact the Secretariat who will happy to discuss any of these topics in greater detail.