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CIEEM has developed relationships, some formally and others informally, with the following organisations in order to promote and support professionalism within ecology and environmental management.


Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE)

The Association of Local Government Ecologists represents professional ecologists working in local government in the UK. In partnership with others, ALGE supports and develops the nature conservation work of local authorities.


British Ecological Society (BES)

The British Ecological Society (BES) is a learned society and was established in 1913 by academics to promote and foster the study of ecology in its widest sense. The core activities are the publication of results of research in ecology, the development of scientific meetings and the promotion of ecological awareness through education at all levels.

CIEEM and the BES have worked together since the creation of CIEEM and continue to work collaboratively for the benefit of both CIEEM and BES members, and also the wider ecological sector.


Charter for Trees, Woods and People

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People sets out the principles for a society in which people and trees can stand stronger together. The Tree Charter was launched in Lincoln Castle on 6 November 2017; the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest.


Countryside Management Association (CMA)

The CMA supports professionals working in a range of environments from Country Parks to National Parks, Local and National Nature Reserves and other protected areas both urban and rural. Members are employed in a variety of different roles from Rangers and Wardens to Project Officers, Rights of Way Officers and Ecologists.

CIEEM and the CMA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, a declaration of our intention to work together for the benefit of both CIEEM and CMA members, and also the wider ecological sector.


EIANZ Ecology

EIANZ Ecology is a Special Interest Section of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ). EIANZ is Australia and New Zealand's professional association for environmental practitioners. The Institute has always had a strong focus on ecology and in April 2008 EIANZ Ecology was formally approved by EIANZ as a Special Interest Section.

EIANZ Ecology and CIEEM work collaboratively for the benefit of both CIEEM and EIANZ Ecology members, and also the wider ecological sector.


Environmental Policy Forum (EPF)

The Environmental Policy Forum (EPF) is a network of UK environmental professional bodies and learned societies promoting environmental sustainability and resilience for the public benefit. The EPF’s member bodies have a collective membership of over 40,000 environmental professionals.

CIEEM is a founder member of the Forum.


Environmental Science Association of Ireland (ESAI)

The ESAI is an association of individuals working in or with an interest in the environmental area in Ireland. Our aim is to facilitate communication and interaction between persons interested in the environment through colloquia, seminars, workshops and publications.


Freshwater Biological Association (FBA)

The FBA has over 80 years' involvement in understanding how our freshwater ecosystems work, and in providing the resources – identification guides, training courses, scientific meetings, research facilities – to enhance the expertise of the scientific and management communities.

CIEEM and the FBA originally came together to run a conference on 'The Future of Freshwaters' at the University of Warwick on 16-17 September 2009, and have since also signed a Memorandum of Understanding, a declaration of our intention to continue to work together to improve our understanding and stewardship of freshwaters.


Green Alliance

Green Alliance is a charity and independent think tank focused on achieving ambitious leadership for the environment.


Greener UK

Greener UK is a group led by 13 environmental NGOs, alongside many supporter organisations and other umbrella bodies, with a combined membership of over 8 million people. Greener UK is united in the belief that leaving the EU is a pivotal moment to restore and enhance the UK’s environment.

CIEEM is a 'supporter' member of Greener UK.


IUCN - The World Conservation Union

The World Conservation Union is the world's largest and most important conservation network. The Union's mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. 

CIEEM is a member of IUCN Global and IUCN UK.


Institute of Environmental Professionals - Sri Lanka (IEP-SL)

The Institute of Environmental Professionals - Sri Lanka (IEP-SL) was created in 2006 to uphold the dignity and raise and reputation of the environmental profession in Sri Lanka, and to extend the profession and its services to the country at large for the benefit of the public.

CIEEM and IEP-SL signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2008. From this it is hoped that benefits will be gained for both professional bodies through working closely together on matters of common understanding in the environmental field.


Professional Associations Research Network (PARN)

The Professional Associations Research Network (PARN) is the centre of knowledge and expertise on issues relating to professionalism and professional bodies. A member-led organisation, PARN provides a research enriched network for professional bodies, and a range of specialist, knowledge-based services and events.


Scottish Environment LINK

Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environment organisations, with over 35 member bodies representing a range of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society.


Society for the Environment (SocEnv)

CIEEM is a founding member of the Society for the Environment.

The Society aspires to be the leading and co-ordinating professional body in environmental matters and a pre-eminent champion of a sustainable environment. The Society will achieve this by nurturing and harnessing the combined resources, knowledge, expertise and achievements of its 17 Constituent Bodies.

SocEnv has been granted a Royal Charter which enables Constituent Bodies (including CIEEM) to award their members the status of Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). For the first time environmentalists can achieve a level of recognition enjoyed by many other professions.

Find out more about Chartered status


Welsh Association of Countryside and Conservation Management (formerly Natur)

CIEEM and Natur signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 15 December 2009. Natur is the Welsh Association of Countryside and Conservation Management and exists to stimulate and develop the skills with which we manage the living environment of land and sea, which are critical to our success as a society, among countryside and conservation professionals within a uniquely Welsh context. Under the terms of the MoU, the two organisations agree to work together, wherever feasible, for the benefit of the environment as a whole, towards achieving environmentally sustainable development and for the conservation of biodiversity.


Wildlife and Countryside Link

Wildlife and Countryside Link is an umbrella body whose purpose is to bring together voluntary organisations in the UK to protect and enhance wildlife, landscape and the marine environment, and to further the quiet enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside.