IUCN SSC Best Practices Guidelines Marine Specialists Groups : Experience and examples.
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IUCN Species Survival Commission
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The IUCN SSC hosts multiple Species Specialist Groups and Task Forces (collectively referred to as SGs), volunteer groups who dedicate their time and expertise to promoting the conservation of many different taxa around the globe. While the 2021-2025 Species Strategic Plan, the terms of reference for SSC SGs, and a series of other formal resources are available to guide SGs in their work to apply the Assess- Plan-Act Conservation Cycle, these do not necessarily address the less official aspects of how SGs structure their work and motivate their members in these volunteer efforts. This compilation of ‘Best Practice’ reflects a series of conversations with the (Co-)Chairs of 23 Marine SGs. Ten different ‘modules’ address highly practical themes, ranging from ‘membership and recruitment’ to ‘fundraising’. Chairs shared their solutions to overcoming some of the challenges posed by trying to work across a range of geographies and cultures to promote effective and inclusive work on .....
PublisherInternational Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
CitationIUCN Species Survival Commission (2023) IUCN SSC Best Practices Guidelines Marine Specialist Groups: Experience and Examples. Gland, Switzerland, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, 32pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1915