News | 22 May, 2024

IUCN launches GSAP SKILLS - the Global Species Action Plan Online Knowledge Platform

22 May 2024, Nairobi - An important component of the Global Species Action Plan (GSAP), the Species Conservation Knowledge, Information, Learning, Leverage and Sharing (SKILLS) platform was launched at the Fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, Convention on Biological Diversity.

In response to the escalating biodiversity crisis, the Global Species Action Plan (GSAP) is designed to support implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). Developed collaboratively by IUCN, its Commissions, Members, and Partners, the GSAP emphasises strategic interventions to achieve species conservation outcomes for each of the GBF targets.  IUCN is calling for all governments and all stakeholders to join forces to massively scale up species conservation action.


This GSAP SKILLS online hub serves as a comprehensive resource, offering tools, training support, and technical guidance to assist governments and stakeholders worldwide in effectively implement the main species outcomes of the GBF, preventing extinctions, reducing extinction risk, maintaining and increasing abundance of native wild species.

The GSAP SKILLS platform aims to facilitate global collaboration and partnership, connecting decision makers, species conservation practitioners and experts at all levels. The platform provides real-time updates on technical tools and resources, ensuring accessibility and relevance. Each GBF target is accompanied by a brief summary and rationale for species conservation interventions, actions, and sub-actions, actors and technical tools and resources for those actions, facilitating the scaling-up of implementation efforts.

The GSAP SKILLS platform is managed proactively by IUCN to meet the needs from governments and all stakeholders to take actions for species.

The development of the GSAP SKILLS platform has been principally supported by Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea, with additional resources from the Tech4Nature Initiative launched by IUCN and Huawei in 2020.

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