IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world ﬁndpragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and developmentchallenges.IUCN works on biodiversity, climate change, energy, human livelihoods andgreening the world economy by supporting scientifc research, managingﬁeld projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UNand companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization,with more than 1,000 government and NGO members and almost 11,000volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over1,000 staff in 60 ofﬁces and hundreds of partners in the public, NGO andprivate sectors around the world.
www.iucn.orgIUCN – The Species Survival Commission
The Species Survival Commission (SSC) is the largest of IUCN’s sixvolunteer commissions with a global membership of 7,000 experts. SSCadvises IUCN and its members on the wide range of technical and scientiﬁcaspects of species conservation and is dedicated to securing a future forbiodiversity. SSC has signiﬁcant input into the international agreementsdealing with biodiversity conservation.
www.iucn.org/speciesIUCN – Species Programme
The IUCN Global Species Programme supports the activities of the IUCNSpecies Survival Commission and individual Specialist Groups, as wellas implementing global species conservation initiatives. It is an integralpart of the IUCN Secretariat and is managed from IUCN’s internationalheadquarters in Gland, Switzerland. The Global Species Programmeincludes a number of technical units covering Species Trade and Use, theIUCN Red List Unit, Freshwater Biodiversity Unit (all located in Cambridge,UK), the Biodiversity Assessment Unit (located in Washington DC, USA)and the Marine Biodiversity Unit (located in Norfolk, Virginia, USA).