About the IUCN and SSC

CPSG is a Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC).

The International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization. It brings together states, government agencies, and a diverse range of non-governmental organizations in a unique world partnership that seeks to influence, encourage, and assist societies throughout the world in conserving the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. Visit http://iucn.org to learn more.


The Species Survival Commission is the largest of IUCN's six volunteer commissions with a global membership of 8000 experts. The SSC advises the IUCN and its members on the wide range of technical and scientific aspects of species conservation and is dedicated to securing a future for biodiversity. Visit http://www.iucn.org/theme/species/about/species-survival-commission-ssc to learn more.