Species Survival Commission, IUCN -The World Conservation Union

Data Center Description
The Species Survival Commission (SSC) is a knowledge network of
some 7,000 volunteer members working in almost every country of
the world. Members include wildlife researchers, government
officials, wildlife veterinarians, zoo employees, marine
biologists, wildlife park managers, and experts on birds,
mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, plants, and invertebrates.

Most of SSC's members are deployed in more than 120 Specialist
Groups and Task Forces. Some groups address conservation issues
related to particular groups of plants or animals while others
focus on topical issues such as reintroduction of species into
former habitats, or sustainable use of species.

SSC is the largest of the six Commissions of IUCN-The World
Conservation Union. It serves as the main source of advice to
the Union and its members on the technical aspects of species
conservation. SSC seeks to mobilise action by the world
conservation community for species conservation, particularly
those species threatened with extinction and those of importance
for human welfare.

Website: http://www.iucn.org/themes/ssc/

[Summary provided by the SSC.]