SSC Groups

Directory of Specialist Groups, Red List Authorities, Task Forces of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) 

Directory

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is a science-based network of more than 10,000 volunteer experts working together in more than 140 Specialist Groups, Red List Authorities and Task Forces. Some groups address conservation issues related to particular groups of plants, fungi or animals while others focus on broader issues such as reintroduction of species into former habitats, climate change, wildlife health and sustainable use and trade.

Masked Tree Frog

Amphibians

chameleon

Reptiles

Mandarin Duck

Birds

Great White Shark

Fishes

Fungus on willow

Fungi

The hard clam or quahog, Mercenaria mercenaria is a bivalve mollusc native to the eastern shores of North America, from Prince Edward Island to the Yucatán Peninsula.

Invertebrates

Lions

Mammals

Carnivorous plant

Plants

Polar Bear

Disciplinary Groups

News

  • grupal del Comité Directivo de la Comisión de Supervivencia de Especies de la UICN Group photo of the Steering Committee of IUCN Species Survival Commission gathered in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: SSC/IUCN

    Experts on species conservation gather in Bangkok

    17.10.2018

    The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Steering Committee will meet in Bangkok, Thailand, from October 15th to 18th, to examine its role and actions to address the challenges of biodiversity conservation. 

  • © Stewart MacDonald Photo: © Stewart MacDonald

    Australia’s reptiles threatened by invasive species, climate change – IUCN Red List

    05.07.2018

    Gland, Switzerland, 5 July 2018 (IUCN) – Australia’s unique reptiles – including lizards and snakes – face severe threats from invasive species and climate change, with 7% of them threatened with extinction, reveals the latest update of The IUCN Red List of...

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