About CPSG

The Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) is a global network of conservation professionals dedicated to saving threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide. 

For over 30 years, we’ve accomplished this by using scientifically sound, collaborative processes that bring together people with diverse perspectives and knowledge to catalyze positive conservation change.

CPSG is part of the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is supported by a non-profit organization incorporated under the name Global Conservation Network.  Our ties to the IUCN are essential to the strength of CPSG and our position as a vital link among governments, conservation organizations, and others in the conservation community.



CPSG’s mission is to save threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide.


  • developing and disseminating innovative and interdisciplinary science-based tools and methodologies,
  • providing culturally sensitive and respectful facilitation that results in conservation action plans,
  • promoting global partnerships and collaborations, and
  • fostering contributions of the conservation breeding community to species conservation,

 CPSG transforms passion for wildlife into effective conservation. 


Headquarters Staff

Regional Networks



Donors and Stragetic Committee

Contact Us


Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG)

12101 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Phone: 001-952-997-9800
Fax: 001-952-997-9803