Conservation biologist. MSC, 1987, University of Manchester, UK (Ecology and conservation of the snow leopard Panthera uncia). PhD, 1998, Manchester Metropolitan University (Ecology of mountain ...
Special Advisors to the SSC
There are a handful of individuals who go beyond the extra mile, to regularly invest their time and energy into the SSC. As defined in the SSC bylaws, “the Chair of the Commission may appoint individuals as Advisory Members when they are in a working relationship with the SSC during the intersessional period”.
A new term – “Special Advisor to the SSC” – has been agreed for these Advisory Members under the current Chair’s Office. For the 2021–2025 IUCN quadrennium, the SSC Chair has appointed three Special Advisors to formally recognize their continued dedication and invaluable contributions to the work of the SSC.
Dr David MALLON
Conservation biologist. MSC, 1987, University of Manchester, UK (Ecology and conservation of the snow leopard Panthera uncia). PhD, 1998, Manchester Metropolitan University (Ecology of mountain ungulates in Ladakh, India). Project work in Caucasus, Himalaya, Central Asia and Arabian Peninsula, West and Central Africa (field surveys, status assessments, protected area evaluation,training, and biomonitoring). Strategic planning for species (antelopes, others), Red listing (since 1989).
Dr Mark STANLEY PRICE
I have spent more than 40 years in conservation in Africa and the Middle East. I researched hartebeest feeding ecology in Kenya for my D.Phil., and then fringe-eared oryx domestication, before moving ...
I have spent more than 40 years in conservation in Africa and the Middle East. I researched hartebeest feeding ecology in Kenya for my D.Phil., and then fringe-eared oryx domestication, before moving to Oman to design and run the pioneering project to restore the Arabian oryx to the wild.
Dr Richard SNEIDER
Dr Richard Sneider is the President of One World Apparel LLC and CEO of Unger Fabrik LLC. With manufacturing in 14 countries, One World and Unger are leaders in the apparel manufacturing arena ...
Dr Richard Sneider is the President of One World Apparel LLC and CEO of Unger Fabrik LLC. With manufacturing in 14 countries, One World and Unger are leaders in the apparel manufacturing arena, distributing fashion clothing to most of the USA retail world. Dr Sneider has a deep-rooted interest in exploration and fieldwork. He is fascinated by nature, human societies, and their interaction. This has taken him to some of the most interesting and pristine places in the Americas, Africa, and Asia, where he has had the great fortune to be part of biodiversity monitoring programs, often in areas not previously surveyed or collected. He has been deeply involved in the world of Aquaria for 35 years and still designs, builds, and sustains freshwater eco-systems, as well as participated in freshwater fish field surveys in the Amazon, Mexico and Western Papua. His concern for rainforest and freshwater habitats, which are critical ecosystems for the survival of the planet, and his appreciation that support for human communities is an essential component of conserving a healthy planet, have prompted him to join the Chairman’s Council of Conservation International, the Board at the Los Angeles Zoo, the Board of National Geographic and the Board of the Humpty Dumpty Institute. Through these organisations, and through his own activities, he actively participates in field projects, biodiversity research and analysis, and funding and advocacy for environmental concerns. Dr Sneider is the Global Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Fresh Water Fish Specialist Group.
Dr Simon STUART
Simon served as Chair of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) from 2008 to 2016. He has undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the ...
Simon served as Chair of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) from 2008 to 2016. He has undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Cambridge, with fieldwork in Tanzania and Cameroon. He has 40 years of experience with the IUCN and the SSC, having started work on the African Bird Red Data Book in 1983. He joined the IUCN Secretariat in 1986, and was Head of the Species Programme (1990-2000), Acting Director General (2000-2001), Head of the Biodiversity Assessment Unit (2001-2005), and Senior Species Scientist (2005-2008). He was elected as Chair of the SSC at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona in October 2008. Simon recalls “My interest in conservation started as a child, earlier than I can remember. A fascination for wild animals and plants has always been in my blood. A career in conservation was the only option for me. The SSC is in many senses my home.” He played a key role in developing the quantitative IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria, and he conceived and led the Global Amphibian (2001-2004), which highlighted the worldwide amphibian crisis. He has also produced numerous high impact reports and books. While SSC Chair, Simon was instrumental in founding the Amphibian Survival Alliance and the IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP). After completing his term as SSC Chair, he joined Synchronicity Earth as Director of Strategic Conservation (2017-2020), and then became Executive Director of A Rocha International (2020-2022). In 2020 he won the Blue Planet Prize in recognition of his work on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and his promotion of amphibian conservation. He is currently Advisor to the SSC Steering Committee, Chair of ASAP, Chief Scientific Advisor to Synchronicity Earth, Senior Advisor to Conservation Programmes for A Rocha International, a member of the International Selection Panel for Future For Nature, and a board member of Fondation Segre, Mandai Nature Fund, and Mandai Nature International.