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IUCN SSC Species E-Bulletin – September 2022

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

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News from the IUCN Species Survival Commission

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SSC EDGE Internal Grants

On the Edge is contributing financial support totalling US$77,000 to be distributed across projects related to SSC Groups and evolutionarily distinct species and lineages. These grants are available for projects to be undertaken between 1 November 2022 and 30 July 2023. The third round of applications will be open between 31 August and 26 September 2022.

Further details & how to apply

Georgia Aquarium become a Center for Species Survival

This new Center will contribute knowledge, experience, and capacity to global plans to save wildlife. Georgia Aquarium is one of just three such Centers in the United States whom work become a more structured part of the global conservation community, unifying under One Plan to assess, plan and act to reverse negative wildlife trends.

Read the press release here

IUCN Species Survival Commission Chair is awarded with the Wolfgang Kiessling International Prize for Species Conservation

American Humane, the US’ first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare practices, recognized to Dr Jon Paul Rodríguez with the inaugural Wolfgang Kiessling International Prize for Species Conservation 2022. The “Kiessling Prize,” acknowledge those who achieve significant positive change in the field of conservation practice, theory and research. Read the press release here


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Calls for Proposals under the Fondation Segré Conservation Action Fund Fondation Segré and IUCN Save Our Species are proud to announce that the second Calls for Proposals under the Fondation Segré Conservation Action Fund are now live, focus on scaled reptiles, the most diverse and largest order of all reptile groups. Applications will close by 03 October 2022. Further information & how to apply


IUCN SSC Quarterly Report

Read the latest edition of the IUCN SSC Quarterly Report, June 2022. Learn about a new series of webinars organised by the IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group; the perspectives of the Red List Committee for this quadrennium seen by his Chair, Luigi Boitani; and discover the new Red List Centre at Zoo Schwerin. Full library record

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William F. Perrin, (1938-2022) We mourn the loss of William (Bill) Perrin, leading marine conservationist, who passed away on 11 July 2022. He was Chair of the IUCN SSC Cetacean Specialist Group from 1984 to 1991. Among the many ways in which he shaped this group and raised its profile as a major force in conservation, Bill compiled the first global cetacean Action Plan, published in 1988. IUCN SSC Cetacean Specialist Group’s tribute


Join the Conservation Planning Specialist Group team The Conservation Planning Specialist Group is looking for two dedicated, driven individuals with proven expertise, to join their team. CPSG saves threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide. Bringing together the right people and information to engage in collaborative conservation planning, CPSG produces practical management recommendations for conservation action. In their over 40 years of action, CPSG have helped develop conservation plans for more than 1,100 species in over 85 countries. Their 242 volunteer members help to fulfill their conservation mission to ensure that all species that need a plan are covered by an effective plan.

Full jobs’ description: Multi-species Planning Program Officer

Single-species Risk Assessment and Conservation Planning Program Officer

Applications for the 2023 Whitley Awards are open!

The search is on for the next cohort of Whitley Award winners. If you or someone you know is making an impact through their conservation project, and need funding and international recognition; this award may be interested in.

Applications are open until 31 October 2022.

Call for Applications: 2023 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Team Awards

Do you know of any early-career conservationists who need funding to support their work conserving the natural world? Future Conservationist Awards are worth up to $15,000 each and support projects in low- and middle-income countries and some high-income islands in the Caribbean and Pacific.

The application deadline is 10 October, 2022. Visit their website for more information.

WildTeam UK online workshops

The next WildTeam online training workshops are available for booking:

Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation

21st September – 9th November (4 hours learning per week)

Monitoring and Evaluation for Wildlife Conservation

8th November – 13th December (2.5-3.5 hours learning per week)

Conservation leadership: Learning

16th November – 14th December (2.5-3.5 hours learning per week)

Full details



Shark News, IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group magazine, Issue 6 July 2022

Gajah 50, the journal of the IUCN SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group

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International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) © 2022 The e-bulletin of the IUCN Species Survival Commission aims to keep SSC members, IUCN staff, the wider IUCN network and all other subscribers up to date with species news and announcements. To contribute to the Species e-bulletin, please email Aritzaith Rodríguez, SSC Communications Officer. Please include a short headline, succinct text up to 50 words, an image with copyright details and relevant links. Past issues are available on the IUCN website. Header image: Lentipes kijimuna © Ken Maeda / ‘New Species 2021 Report’, Shoal Conservation.

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