Dear Colleague,

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member and contributing to the work of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the IUCN Quadrennial Programme 2013-2016. If you would like to know more about the WCPA and the benefits and duties of membership, please visit our website on and also read the WCPA members’ guide.

Please take a moment to complete the following short survey that will enable us to better understand and serve your interests and to indicate the direction and level of your proposed voluntary commitment. The survey will only take 5-10 minutes of your time. In addition, you will be requested to provide a short Curriculum Vitae, that summarises your skills and experience and can serve as the basis for our consideration of your membership. Please e-mail your C.V. to

Since this is the first year that we have used this form of survey, we are also interested in your further comments and suggestions for improvements to this membership application form.

With best wishes

Ernesto, Kathy and Trevor

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* 2. How can your involvement with protected areas be best described?
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* 3. IUCN WCPA is keen to involve young professionals and can only measure its success if members can be identified as young professionals. Please tell us whether you will be 35 or under on 1 January 2017 (sorry, we can’t turn back the clock!)

* 4. IUCN WCPA is very keen to achieve gender equity. Please indicate your gender

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* 7. IUCN has six Commissions, including the WCPA. Inter-Commission collaboration is an important part of the way in which we work, and there are several Inter-Commission Task Forces and other groups. You can find out more about the other Commissions at this link should you wish to become involved in another Commission’s activities.Of which of the following Commissions are you currently a member?