Russell Mittermeier

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Russell A. Mittermeier, Chief Conservation Officer of Global Wildlife Conservation, is a longtime member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s (SSC) Steering Committee and Chair of SSC’s Primate Specialist Group. A primatologist, herpetologist, conservationist and author, he leverages his experience to protect wildlife and wildlands.

Members of the IUCN Primary Forests Task Force

Primary forests sequester more carbon, more safely than planted forests and offer far greater biodiversity benefits. We cannot resolve the climate or biodiversity crises without prioritising the...

Russell Mittermeier

What can be done to ensure the long-term survival of Madagascar’s amazing biodiversity – potentially a key economic asset for the country? The answer lies with Madagascar’s civil society, in...


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