King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus)

As part of the IUCN Secretariat, the Global Species Programme is based at IUCN’s international headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, but its staff are based in two further locations - Cambridge, UK, and Washington DC, USA. The SSC Chair Office is based in Caracas, Venezuela

Who to contact


General enquiries

Taxonomic and thematic areas

Technical issues

Policy and International agreements


Species Survival Commission Chair's Office


Taxonomic areas 
Amphibians - Richard Jenkins
Birds - Rachel Hoffmann
Freshwater fishes and invertebrates (Freshwater Sub-committee) - Will Darwall and  Rachel Hoffmann
Fungi - Olivier Hasinger
Invertebrates (Invertebrate Conservation Sub-committee) -  Rachel Hoffmann
Marine fishes, invertebrates and plants (Marine Conservation Sub-committee) - Kent Carpenter and  Olivier Hasinger
Plants -  Olivier Hasinger
Reptiles - Neil Cox 

Thematic areas
Climate change and species 
Species Conservation planning 
Key Biodiversity Areas Conservation planning (KBAs)
Invasive Species   
Sustainable Use and Trade 
Wildlife Health 

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

Policy and International agreements 

General Communications -  Samantha MacSharry
Media Relations - Elaine Paterson 
IUCN Red List Website - Ackbar Joolia
E-bulletin -  Claire Santer 
Species Magazine and Species website -  Claire Santer 

Species Survival Commission Chair's Office

Finances - Hugo Ruiz Lozano
SSC Membership Details - Claire Santer 

General enquiries - species@iucn.org


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