Species Survival Commission

SSC Committees

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 seven Conservation Committees.

Lagunas de Zempoala © Topiltzin Contreras MacBeath Photo: Lagunas de Zempoala © Topiltzin Contreras MacBeath

Freshwater Conservation Committee (FCC)

The FCC was established in 2010 in order for the SSC to urgently address the global freshwater biodiversity crisis. Read more

Co-Chairs: Topilztin Contreras MacBeath and Ian Harrison

2018 Freshwater Conservation Committee Report
2016 - 2017 Freshwater Conservation Committee Report

Violet Coral (Clavaria zollingeri) © M. Krikorev Photo: Violet Coral (Clavaria zollingeri) © M. Krikorev

Fungal Conservation Committee (FCC)

The FCC aims to raise awareness of the importance of fungi and the need to conserve them, enhance coordination among the fungal and the broader conservation communities, and foster action.  Read more

Co-Chairs: Gregory Mueller and Giuliana Furci

© Florin Tomozei on Unspash Photo: © Florin Tomozei on Unspash

Invertebrate Conservation Committee (ICC)

The ICC was established in 2005 to tackle the enormous challenge of how to manage conservation action for the most species-rich taxonomic grouping on Earth. Read more

Chair: Axel Hochkirch

2018 Invertebrate Conservation Committee Report
2016 - 2017 Invertebrate Conservation Committee Report

Young turtle swimming in shallow coral reef Photo: Kris Mikael Krister in Unsplash

Marine Conservation Committee (MCC)

The Marine Conservation Committee (MCC) aims to ensure that decisions taken by policy-makers and resource managers on the management of marine resources are based on sound and scientific knowledge.Read more

Chair: Amanda Vincent

2018 Marine Conservation Committee Report

Orchids. Bavaria, Hahnbach, Germany Photo: Hendrik Kilimann on Unsplash

Plant Conservation Committee (PCC)

The PCC leads IUCN's efforts in stemming the loss of global plant diversity through its wide-ranging network of plant conservationists. Read more

Co-Chairs: John Donaldson and Domitilla Raimondo

2018 Plant Conservation Committee Report
2016 - 2017 Plant Conservation Committee Report

Waterfalls, USA. Photo: Nathan Anderson on Unsplash

Standards and Petitions Committee (SPC)

The SPC is responsible for ensuring the quality and standards of the IUCN Red List and for ruling on petitions against the listings of species on the IUCN Red List. Read more

Chair: Resit Akçakaya

2018 Standars and Petitions SC Report
2016-2017 Standars and Petitions SC Repor

The Red List Committee Photo: The Red List Committee

The Red List Committee

The Red List Committee oversees and guides the work of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) on biodiversity assessments. Read more

Chair: Jonathan Hutton

2018 Red List Committee Report
2016-2017 Red List Committee Report

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