IUBS, the Internacional Union
of Biological Sciences, established in 1919, is the oldest and
major non-governmental and non-profit international scientific organization
in the life science field (systems and organisms biology). IUBS is a
founding member of ICSU (Internacional
Council of Scientific Unions).
The membership of IUBS presently consist of 44 Ordinary
Members adhering through Academies of Science, National Research Council,
national science associations or similar organizations, as well as 80
Scientific Members, all of which are international scientific associations
societies or commissions dealing with a wide array of biological disciplines.