Species

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Species” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the...
The Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) is an interagency coalition to address the extinction risk among the most threatened land and freshwater vertebrates of Southeast Asia. Organizations...
On 24th to 27th September IUCN conducted field investigations at the Xe Champhone Ramsar wetlands in Champhone District, Savannakhet Province. The...
The landscape of the Xe Champhone Ramsar site has been severely modified due to expansion and encroachment of agricultural land around the wetlands. Increasing rice cultivation on wetland edges has...
Committees are established by the SSC Chair, in consultation with the SSC Steering Committee, to govern a specific portion of the SSC network or SSC's activities. Currently there are six Committees...
The first aim of the IUCN SSC Woodcock and Snipe Specialist Group (WSSG) is to provide an up-to-date knowledge on eight woodcock and 18 snipe species...
IUCN Woodcock and Snipe Specialist Group Chair: David GonçalvèsWebsite2016-2017 Woodcock and Snipe SG Report
The IUCN SSC Swan Specialist Group (SSG) is an international network of swan specialists who undertake monitoring, research, conservation and...
IUCN SSC Swan Specialist Group Chair: Eileen ReesWebsite2016-2017 Swan SG Report
The IUCN SSC Stork, Ibis and Spoonbill Specialist Group is a global network of scientists, conservationists, governmental and non-governmental...
IUCN SSC Stork, Ibis and Spoonbill Specialist Group Co-Chairs: Luis Santiago Cano Alonso and Gopi SundarWebsite2016-2017 Stork, Ibis and Spoonbill SG Report
IUCN SSC Spider Specialist Group Chair: Sergio Henriques (Interim-Chair)Red List Authority Coordinator: Sergio Henriques2016-2017 Spider and Scorpion SG Report
The IUCN Seahorse, Pipefish and Stickleback Specialist Group (SPS SG) is dedicated to the conservation of seahorses, pipefishes, and sticklebacks —...
Chair: Amanda VincentRed List Authority Coordinator: Riley PollomWebsite2016-2017 Seahorse, Pipefish and Stickleback SG Report
Red List Authority
Red List Authority Co-Coordinators: Ning Labbish Chao and Min Liu2016-2017 Sciaenidae RLA Report    
The IUCN SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group has a mission to coordinate, synthesize, and distribute scientific information necessary to guide the long-...
IUCN SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group Co-chairs:  Dag Vongraven and Nicholas LunnRed List Authority Focal Point: Eric RegehrWebsite2016-2017 Polar Bear SG Report
The IUCN SSC Orchid Specialist Group is a global network of experts who volunteer their time and expertise to build a scientific and practical...
IUCN SSC Orchid Specialist Group Chair: Mike FayRed List Authority Coordinator: Hassan RankouNewsletter2016-2017 Orchid SG Report Welcome to the web pages of the IUCN/SSC Orchid Specialist Group,...

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