Species Survival Commission

SSC, IUCN SSC

IUCN Species Survival Commission

Gland, Switzerland

Region Active

International

Non-profit organization

1949

Activity

Protection of endangered species

Description

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,