Membership Categories: Eligibility and Benefits

AABS invites researchers, academicians, scientists and students who are interested in biodiversity and its related disciplines and want to join the association to promote biodiversity and its conservation. Memberships are effective from 1st January to 31st December of each year.

AABS Honorary Membership
Distinguished personalities are honored in recognition to their valuable contribution to AABS. They should have made significant contribution to biodiversity or its applied divisions regionally, nationally or internationally. AABS Executive Board keeps the right for selection and decision about an honorary member and their duration on the post. Honorary member cannot take part directly in AABS’s decision but can provide guidance and suggestions.

AABS Life Membership
AABS invites applications from students, research scholars and young faculty for registration as life members. Life member has to pay a one-time membership fee for his/her life-time. AABS life membership fee for Indian nationals is Rs. 3000 and for non-resident of India and foreign nationals is USD 125.

AABS Corporate Membership/Patron Membership
AABS corporate membership can be awarded to commercial/educational institution of biodiversity and related fields. The AABS corporate membership/patron membership fee for Indian Nationals is Rs. 10,000 for lifetime and Rs. 8,000 for five years; where as for Non-Resident of India and Foreign Nationals is USD 350 for lifetime and USD 200 for five years.

How to apply for membership? 
If you are interested in applying for the AABS membership, download the form (.pdf or .doc), fill and send the hard copy of the same with the corresponding membership fee. You may also send the electronic version of the form and a copy of the amount transfer receipt to the AABS President, Dr. Jeyabalan Sangeetha at

AABS Membership Cancellation Policies
Members may cancel their membership at any time for any reason. No refunds will be issued for cancelled memberships. To cancel your AABS membership, please email at