King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus)

As part of the IUCN Secretariat, the Global Species Programme is based at IUCN’s international headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, but its staff are based in two further locations - Cambridge, UK, and Washington DC, USA. The SSC Chair Office is based in Caracas, Venezuela

Who to contact


General enquiries

Taxonomic and thematic areas

Technical issues

Policy and International agreements


Species Survival Commission Chair's Office


Taxonomic areas 
Amphibians - 
Birds - Rachel Hoffmann
Freshwater fishes and invertebrates (Freshwater Sub-committee) - Will Darwall and  Rachel Hoffmann
Fungi - Olivier Hasinger
Invertebrates (Invertebrate Conservation Sub-committee) -  Rachel Hoffmann
Marine fishes, invertebrates and plants (Marine Conservation Sub-committee) - Kent Carpenter and  Olivier Hasinger
Plants -  Olivier Hasinger
Reptiles - Neil Cox 

Thematic areas
Climate change and species 
Conservation Breeding 
Species Conservation planning 
Conservation planning (Key Biodiversity Areas)
Invasive Species   
Sustainable Use and Trade 
Wildlife Health 

Technical issues
IUCN Red List and Assessments - Craig Hilton-Taylor Caroline Pollock
Species Information Service - Ackbar Joolia
GIS - Ackbar Joolia

Policy and International agreements 

General Communications -  
Marketing - 
IUCN Red List Website - Ackbar Joolia
E-bulletin -  Claire Santer 
Species Magazine and Species website - 

Species Survival Commission Chair's Office

Finances - Hugo Ruiz Lozano
SSC Membership Details - Claire Santer 

General enquiries - species@iucn.org


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