2016-2020 Terms of Reference: IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group
Founded in 2016, the Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group (CCSG) brings together 920+ volunteer members in 120+ countries. Our overall objective is to mainstream connectivity conservation as a more comprehensive, nature-based solution for protecting the movement of species, flow of natural processes, and interconnections of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. We do this by:
- Sharing information and technical expertise to communicate the scientific concepts, policy innovations, and proven practices for achieving connectivity conservation;
- Delivering and promoting IUCN ‘Guidelines for Conserving Connectivity through Ecological Networks and Corridor’ to facilitate the recognition, delineation, and management of designated ecological corridors linking ecological networks for conservation; and
- Supporting capacity-building and coordination to share strategies and resources across governments, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, and other fora to increase the uptake and implementation of connectivity conservation solutions.
Visit www.conservationcorridor.org/ccsg to find out more about CCSG, its activities, and how to become a member.