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IUCN Species Survival Commission (Established 1949)
Conservation Agency
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Phone: +41 (0) 22 999 0000   Fax: +41 (0) 22 999 0015   E-Mail:
28 Rue Mauverney, Gland 1196 SWITZERLAND
Affiliations: IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland

Mission: The mission of the Species Survival Commission is to conserve biological diversity by developing and executing programs to study, save, restore and manage wisely species and their habitats.

Principal Research Programs: The Species Survival Commission (SRC) works primarily through its 120 Specialist Groups, most of which represent particular plant or animals groups that are threatened with extinction, or are of special importance to human welfare. Several Specialist Groups deal with cross-breeding species conservation issues such as invasive species, veterinary medicine, conservation breeding, re-introducing species into their former ranges. The work of the Primate Specialist Groups (including African Primates, Asian Primates, Neotropical Primates, and Lemurs) is carried out by Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier, President, Conservation International, 2501 M. Street, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: 1-202-429-5660, Fax: 1-202-331-1027.

Training Opportunities: No training opportunities available

Number of Staff: 12

Publications: "Species" (newsletter, semi-annual); "Primate Conservation" (SSC Primate Specialist Group journal); "Asian Primates"; "Neotropical Primates"; "Lemur News"

Comments: Work of SSC on primates is conducted by the Primate Specialist Group chaired by Russell A. Mittermeier.

Last Updated: 2007-03-06

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