The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is a science-based network of more than 9,000 volunteer experts working together in more than 160 Specialist Groups, Red List Authorities, and Task Forces. Some groups address conservation issues related to particular groups of plants, fungi, or animals while others focus on broader issues such as the reintroduction of species into former habitats, climate change, wildlife health, and sustainable use and trade.
We aim to provide a private dedicated space where IUCN SSC Specialist Groups can easily have discussions, run digital and in-person events, reach skilled professionals, and find other members. They will also be able to follow real-time updates of in-field conservation and research, and individual researchers and partners. The design and functionality of the group feature will naturally evolve as we acquire feedback from test groups to ensure it is as efficient and useful as possible.