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Freshwater Conservation Committee

The IUCN SSC Freshwater Conservation Committee (FCSC) was established in 2010 in order to urgently address the global freshwater biodiversity crisis.
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IUCN SSC Freshwater Sub_Committee Conservation Co-Chairs
Topilztin Contreras MacBeath Ian Harrison

Topiltzin Contreras MacBeath

Co-Chair: Ian Harrison

2016-2017 Freshwater Conservation Sub-Committee Report

The FCSC’s main activities are:

  • coordination of freshwater species conservation activities through the SSC, to highlight emerging patterns and to ensure that increasing attention is given to issues concerning freshwater biodiversity conservation;
  • to make recommendations to the SSC based on the work of the FCSC;
  • to ensure freshwater species conservation issues are aligned within the SSC and the wider IUCN;
  • to assist the SSC by providing authority and credibility in its engagement with policy processes and major freshwater related events;
  • to raise the awareness and increase the profile of the freshwater biodiversity crisis. 

Reports of FCSC meetings and a list of members are posted on the Union Portal accessible to all Portal users.

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