PWHF, now an official member of IUCN
PWHF, now an official member of IUCN

The Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation became an official member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, in July 2015.


IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

IUCN’s work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.

IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO Members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.

As a member of IUCN, PWHF can now 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 us to both advance our own cause and to strengthen common action in overcoming barriers to a sustainable future.


By joining IUCN, we become a part of its ever-growing influence. Reflecting the diverse needs of its membership, the Union’s mission commits to the conservation and sustainable use of Earth’s Resources.

Collective Voice

Through IUCN, we have now become part of a collective and global voice on important issues of our age. The Union convenes the World Conservation Congress and other platforms for discussing conservation issues.


Partnerships and networks

We are now able to develop partnerships by being part of an alliance of governments and NGOs. We also have the possibility to expand their networks through international contacts with other Members and the Union’s experts and staff.


Knowledge and increased capacity

We can strengthen our credibility and capacity through our association with a respected conservation alliance of key scientists, decision-makers and managers.