IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group

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Overview and description

Description:
Today, people share the Earth with an estimated 8.7 million species. Of the 1.3 million that have been identified and described, 116,000 have so far been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened ...

Today, people share the Earth with an estimated 8.7 million species. Of the 1.3 million that have been identified and described, 116,000 have so far been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world’s leading authority on the conservation status of species. The IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group is to save threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide. For over 40 years, we’ve accomplished this by using scientifically sound, collaborative processes that bring together people with diverse perspectives and knowledge to catalyse positive conservation change. We provide species conservation planning expertise to governments, Specialist Groups, zoos and aquariums, and other wildlife organisations.

Group leadership

Dr Ann (Onnie) BYERS

Chair

Onnie Byers earned her Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from the University of Minnesota and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo in Washington D.C. 

Onnie Byers earned her Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from the University of Minnesota and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo in Washington D.C. 

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group
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