Online Communities

ECPN hosts two online communities that are free to join and open to everyone. These online platforms are intended to promote a feeling of community and camaraderie amongst all conservation professionals and to provide a forum for discussion amongst our members. Each page operates as both a network and a resource: it provides space for sharing opportunities, making professional connections, participating in fruitful discussions, and promoting increased awareness of the field of conservation.

ECPN Facebook Page

ECPN hosts a public Facebook group that is open to all emerging conservation professionals worldwide, including those just learning about the field and considering a career in conservation. Established conservation professionals are also welcome and encouraged to contribute content and advice to the ECPN Facebook community.

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.

Join the Emerging Conservation Professionals Community on AIC's Higher Logic Platform 

If you are already on the AIC Member Community and would like to join the Emerging Conservation Professionals Community, please log into the AIC Member Community, click the “Communities” tab, then select “All Communities” in the drop-down. Next, scroll down to “Emerging Conservation Professionals Network” and click “Join”.

If you are new to the AIC Member Community, please follow these instructions.

Step 1: Create an account

  • Visit the Emerging Conservation Professionals Community.

  • Select the Log in button in the upper right corner

  • On the login screen, select New User (if you already have an account with AIC/FAIC, simply log in and skip to Step 2).

  • 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.

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

  • Select the purple Online Community button after completing your account to be taken to the Community (or click here)

Step 2: Join the Community

Select the Join Community button.

Step 3:
Set your email delivery preferences

A pop-up box will ask you to choose your email preference for discussions in the community. You have the following delivery options:

  • Real time: sends an email every time a new message is posted.

  • Daily digest: sends one email to you each day, consolidating all of the posts from the previous day.

  • No Email: allows you to be part of the group without having emails sent to you. You can still post and read others' messages by logging into the community site.

We recommend the Daily digest, as it allows you to follow the discussions without bombarding you with emails.

Step 4: Explore!