Amanda Vincent is the Chair of the SSC Marine Conservation Committee. She is firmly convinced that we know enough to tackle conservation problems now, even if more information might be valuable.
IUCN SSC Marine Conservation Committee
Overview and description
The Marine Conservation Committee (MCC) aims to ensure that decisions taken by policy - makers and resource managers on the management of marine resources are based on sound and scientific knowledge.The Marine Conservation Committee (MCC) aims to ensure that decisions taken by policy - makers and resource managers on the management of marine resources are based on sound and scientific knowledge.
More about the MCC
The Marine Conservation Committee supports, enhances and mobilises expertise in marine species conservation for a better future. Its mandate is to ensure that decisions taken on the future of marine species are directed at long-term population health and based on sound technical knowledge. Specifically, it helps and links volunteer experts from the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s (SSC) network who have special knowledge of particular taxa or of cross-cutting concerns. It also advocates the use of SSC marine knowledge and skills in the broad global community, particularly by policy makers and resource managers.
Marine Conservation Committee work
Mei Lin holds a container holding a Tiger cowrie (Cypraea tigris), a type of sea snail, that will be taken back to the marine laboratory for study as part of a breeding programme. Photo by Jay Sim
A Red Reef Lobster (Enoplometopus occidentalis) on a rocky reef off northwestern Oahu, Hawai'i. Photo by shallowreef/iNaturalist
A Candy-striped Shrimp (Lebbeus grandimanus) uses an anemone for shelter from predators off of Anacortes Island, Washington, USA. Photo by canaryrockfish/iNaturalist.