King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus)

As part of the IUCN Secretariat, the Global Species Programme is based at IUCN’s international headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. Its staff are also located in Cambridge, UK, and Washington DC, USA.

The Species Survival Commission (SSC) Chair's Office is based in Caracas, Venezuela.

Who to contact

Taxonomic areas

Thematic areas

Technical issues

Policy and international agreements


Species Survival Commission Chair's Office

General enquiries


Taxonomic areas 
Amphibians - Richard Jenkins
Birds - Edgard Yerena
Freshwater fishes and invertebrates (Freshwater Sub-committee) - Will Darwall and Edgard Yerena
Fungi - Dao Nguyen
Invertebrates (Invertebrate Conservation Sub-committee) - Edgard Yerena
Marine fishes, invertebrates and plants (Marine Conservation Sub-committee) - Kent Carpenter and Dao Nguyen
Plants - Dao Nguyen
Reptiles - Neil Cox 

Thematic areas
Climate change and species - Jamie Carr
Species conservation planning - Richard Jenkins
Key Biodiversity Areas Conservation planning (KBAs) - William Darwall
Invasive Species - Kevin Smith  
Re-introduction - Dao Nguyen
Sustainable Use and Trade - Patricia Cremona
Wildlife Health - Dao Nguyen

Technical issues
IUCN Red List and Assessments - Craig Hilton-TaylorCaroline Pollock
Species Information Service - Ackbar Joolia
GIS - Ackbar Joolia

Policy and international agreements 
Biodiverstiy Indicators - Tom Brooks
CITES - Patricia Cremona
Convention on Biological Diversity - Jane Smart
International Whaling Commission - Dao Nguyen  
Migratory Species Convention - Dao Nguyen
Regional Fisheries Management Organizations - Kent Carpenter
Ramsar Convention - Will Darwall
Other Policy Issues - Jane Smart

General Communications and Media Relations - Harriet Brooker 
IUCN Red List Website - Ackbar Joolia
Species e-bulletin - Harriet Brooker
IUCN Species website - Ackbar Joolia


Species Survival Commission Chair's Office


General enquiries


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