Species Survival Commission
SSC, IUCN SSC
IUCN Species Survival Commission
Protection of endangered species
The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is a science-based network of more than 9,000 volunteer experts from almost every country of the world. Working in close association with IUCN’s Global Species Programme, SSC’s major role is to provide information to IUCN on biodiversity conservation, the inherent value of species, their role in ecosystem health and functioning, the provision of ecosystem services, and their support to human livelihoods. This information is fed into The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
SSC members also provide scientific advice to conservation organisations, government agencies and other IUCN members,