Action on the ground


Conservation based on sound knowledge helps prevent extinction and improve species population levels. Interventions including species recovery programmes, establishment of protected areas and control of invasive species are essential for conservation programmes to succeed. 

IUCN, with partners, is supporting on the ground conservation with two funding mechanisms:

Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme contributes to the global effort to double tiger numbers in the wild by 2022. The Tiger Programme is a grant making portfolio of 12 large-scale projects in key Tiger Conservation Landscapes across Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Myanmar. 


SOS-Save Our Species
is IUCN's response to the challenges identified by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The programme supports civil society organisations by funding initiatives that address pressing threats to wildlife. 



The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is working on other major initiatives:

Amphibian Survival Alliance is the world’s largest collaborative effort dedicated to amphibian conservation, research and education. The Alliance brings together governments, industry, non-profits, citizens and others to address the leading threats to amphibians.

The Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) is an interagency coalition to address the extinction risk among the most threatened land and freshwater vertebrates of Southeast Asia. ASAP consists of Partner organisations – such as NGOs, donors, researchers and government agencies – who are interested in implementing and / or funding conservation for ASAP species.


Sumatran Rhino Rescue is a ground-breaking alliance between IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), National Geographic Society, World Wildlife Fund, International Rhino Foundation, Global Wildlife Conservation and the Government of Indonesia to save the Critically Endangered Sumatran rhino from imminent extinction. 

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