Dear Sierra Club Volunteer Colleagues
A good amount of my volunteer time is invested in working with IUCN, both as the primary Sierra Club representative for our International NGO membership in IUCN, but also as an officer of one of the IUCN Commissions.
IUCN has just produced a brochure (see download link below) describing all of its commissions, composed of experts in areas relative to the mandate of the commissions. Commission members do not need to be members of an IUCN organizational member. At the same time, it increases the Sierra Club's involvement in IUCN when its members do apply to and get accepted as a member of a commission. Sierra Club's IUCN dues help support the work of the commissions as well.
I am aware of several other Club members who are also commission members, and some have had major roles, including serving as commission chairs and, as such, IUCN Councillors.
If anyone is interested in expanding your conservation work into the international arena, I would be pleased to assist you in making contact with the chair of any of the commissions.
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