SSC Network

Our network is composed of more than 10,500 volunteer experts deployed in more than 160 Specialist Groups, Red List Authorities, Conservation Committees 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 the reintroduction of species into former habitats, climate change, wildlife health and sustainable use and trade. This information is fed into the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Hyperolius ocellatus, Least Concern.
Amphibians & Reptiles
Bakossi Two-horned Chameleon (Trioceros pfefferi), Endangered. Photo: Christopher V. Anderson
Greater white fronted goose on the nest.
Flock of Greater White-fronted geese Photo: Petr Glazov
Hippocampus guttulatus in the Ria Formosa lagoon, Portugal.
Epinephelus polyphekadion aggregation Photo: Yvonne Sadovy
Afrithelphusa monodosa (EN), a threatened species of freshwater crab from Guinea.
Atrophaneura aristolochiae, Common Rose (Papilionidae), Least Concern Photo: Shawan Chowdhury
Fomitopsis officinalis
Lamproderma piriforme Photo: Alain Michaud
Carnivorous Plant
Trichodesma cinereum Photo: Jebal Samhan Oman
West indian manatee, trichechus manatus, Vulnerable.
Lowland tapir Photo: Patricia Medici
Pit tagging telfairs skink gunners quoin
Rangers from Ghana Wildlife Division setting camera traps in Shai Hills Reserve as part of the group project "Improving capacity for protected area management in Ghana". Photo: Kofi Amponsah-Mensah.
Committees Photo: Sam H /Unsplash