Online Communities

We host two online communities that are free to join and open to everyone. We intend them to promote a feeling of community and camaraderie amongst all conservation professionals and provide a forum for discussion amongst our members. Each operates as both a network and a resource. They provide a space for sharing opportunities, making professional connections, participating in fruitful discussions, and promoting increased awareness of the field of conservation.

Facebook Group

We host a public Facebook Group open to all emerging conservation professionals worldwide, including those just learning about the field and considering a career in conservation. We also welcome and encourage established conservation professionals to contribute content and advice.

To join, search “Emerging Conservation Professionals Network” on Facebook and click “Request to Join.” Please noted that this is a public Facebook group in which page administrators must approve membership, but do not moderate discussions.

Before joining, please read our Facebook Posting Guidelines.

Emerging Conservation Professionals Community on AIC's Online Community

If you already have an account, log into the Online Community site, go to Emerging Conservation Professional Community and click “Join.”

If you do not have an account, please follow these instructions.

Step 1: Create an account

  • Click on the button below.
    Create an Account
  • Enter your email address and select Go.

  • Complete your profile. Fields marked with an R are required. The rest are optional. Skip any questions that do not apply.

  • Take note of the password you create. You will need it to log in to post to the Community.

  • Select the red Online Community button after completing your account to go to the Communities List to find the Emerging Conservation Professional Community.

Step 2: Join the Community

Click the Join Community button.

Step 3: Set your email delivery preferences

A pop-up box will ask you to choose the following email notification delivery options:

  • Real Time: sends an email every time someone posts a new message.

  • Daily Digest (Recommended): sends one email to you each day, consolidating all of the posts from the previous day. This option allows you to follow the discussions without excessive email.

  • No Email: allows you post and read discussions on the community site but not receive notifications of new posts via email.

Step 4: Explore!