Species Action Plans

The IUCN SSC Action Plan series assesses the conservation status of species and their habitats, and outlines conservation priorities. Compiled by SSC’s Specialist Groups, they are one of the world’s most authoritative sources of species-related conservation information available to natural resource managers, conservationists and decision makers around the world.

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A Sub-Committee has been formed in the SSC to lead on Species Conservation Planning, including supporting new SSC Specialist Group led plans and disseminating guidelines with tools and best practices for species conservation planning. For more information, see here.

SSC also publishes a series of Occasional Papers.

Plants, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles & Amphibians, Fish, Invertebrates

 

Cactus and Succulent Plants: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Plant Action Plans

Cactus and Succulent Plants: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by Sara Oldfield and the IUCN/SSC Cactus and Succulent Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1997
ISBN: 2-8317-0390-5
Executive summary: English, Français, Español
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file: Cactus  (14.85 MB)

Conifers: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Conifers: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Author(s): Compiled by A. Farjon and C.N. Page and the IUCN/SSC Conifer Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1999
ISBN: 2-8317-0465-0
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file: Conifers (40 MB)

Cycads: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Cycads: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Author(s): IUCN/SSC Cycad Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2003
ISBN: 2-8317-0699-8
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Cycads (1.2 MB)

Conservation of Mediterranean Island Plants: 1: Strategy for Action

Conservation of Mediterranean Island Plants: 1: Strategy for Action

Author(s): Compiled by O. Delanoë, B. de Montmollin, L. Olivier, and the IUCN/SSC Mediterranean Islands Plant Specialist Group (English, Français)
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1996
ISBN: 2-8317-0351-4
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Conservation of Mediterranean Island Plants Part 1 (8.19 MB)

Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Bryophytes

Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Bryophytes

Author(s): Compiled by Tomas Hallingbäck and Nick Hodgetts. IUCN/SSC Bryophyte Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2000
ISBN: 2-8317-0466-9
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Bryophytes (10.95 MB)

Orchids: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Orchids: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Author(s): Edited by Eric Hágsater and Vinciane Dumont, compiled by Alec Pridgeon and the IUCN/SSC Orchid Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1996
ISBN: 2-8317-0325-5
Executive summary: English, Français, Español
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Orchids: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (5.90 MB)

Palms: Their Conservation and Sustained Utilization: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Palms: Their Conservation and Sustained Utilization: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Author(s): Edited by Dennis Johnson and the IUCN/SSC Palm Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1996
ISBN: 2-8317-0352-2
Executive summary: English, Français, Español
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Palms (14.8 MB)

action plan\african rhino

Mammal Action Plans

African Rhino: Status Survey and Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by Richard Emslie and Martin Brooks and the IUCN/SSC African Rhino Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1999
ISBN: 2-8317-0502-9
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file: African rhino (2.59 MB)

Asian Rhinos: An Action Plan for their Conservation

African Elephants and Rhinos: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Author(s): Compiled by D.H.M. Cumming, R.F. du Toit, S.N. Stuart and the IUCN/SSC African Elephant and Rhino Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1990
ISBN: 2-88032-975-2
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.
Electronic file: Elephants and rhinos (14.6 MB)

Asian Rhinos: An Action Plan for their Conservation (2nd Edition)

Asian Rhinos: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (2nd Edition)
Author(s): Edited by Thomas J. Foose, Nico van Strien and the IUCN/SSC Asian Rhino Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1997
ISBN: 2-8317-0336-0
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file: Rhino (9.68 MB)

The Asian Elephant: An Action Plan for its Conservation

The Asian Elephant: An Action Plan for its Conservation
Author(s): Compiled by C. Santiapillai, P. Jackson, and the IUCN/SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1990
ISBN: 2-88032-997-3
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file:  Elephant (3.17 MB)

Action plan \ African insectivora and Elephant shrews

African Insectivora and Elephant-Shrews: An Action Plan for their Conservation
Author(s): Compiled by M.E. Nicoll, G.B. Rathbun and the IUCN/SSC Insectivore, Tree-Shrew and Elephant-Shrew Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1990
ISBN: 2-8317-0020-5
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:  IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file: Insectivora (7.28 MB)

Asian Rhino Action Plan 1989

Asian Rhinos: An Action Plan for their Conservation
Author(s): Compiled by Mohd Khan bin Momin Khan and the IUCN/SSC Asian Rhino Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1989
ISBN: 2-88032-973-6
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.
Electronic file: Asian Rhinos (9.68 MB)

Action Plan for African Primate Conservation: 1986-1990

Action Plan for African Primate Conservation: 1986-1990
Author(s): Compiled by J.F. Oates and the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1986
ISBN: n/a
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.
Electronic file:  African Primate (3.15 MB)

African Primates: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (Revised edition)

African Primates: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (Revised edition)
Author(s): Compiled by J.F. Oates and the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1996
ISBN: 2-8317-0304-2
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file:

Primates (HTML)

Action Plan for Asian Primate Conservation: 1987-1991

Action Plan for Asian Primate Conservation: 1987-1991
Author(s): Compiled by A.A. Eudey and the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1987
ISBN: n/a
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.
Electronic file: Asian Primate (10.6MB)

The African Wild Dog: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

The African Wild Dog: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled and edited by Rosie Woodroffe, Joshua Ginsberg and David Macdonald and the IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1997
ISBN: 2-8317-0418-9
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file: African wild dog (11.6 MB)

Antelopes: Global Survey and Regional Action Plans: Part 1. East and Northeast Africa

Antelopes: Global Survey and Regional Action Plans: Part 1. East and Northeast Africa
Author(s): Compiled by R. East and the IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1988
ISBN: 2-88032-942-6
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.
Electronic file: Antelopes 1 (10.8 MB)

Antelopes: Global Survey and Regional Action Plans: Part 2. Southern and South-central Africa

Antelopes: Global Survey and Regional Action Plans: Part 2. Southern and South-central Africa
Author(s): Compiled by R. East and the IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1989
ISBN: 2-88032-970-1
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.
Electronic file: Antelopes 2 (13.1 MB)

Antelopes: Global Survey and Regional Action Plans: Part 3. West and Central Africa

Antelopes: Global Survey and Regional Action Plans: Part 3. West and Central Africa
Author(s): Compiled by R. East and the IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1990
ISBN: 2-8317-0016-7
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file: Antelopes 3 (24.4 MB)

Antelopes: Global Survey and Regional Action Plans: Part 4. North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

Antelopes: Global Survey and Regional Action Plans: Part 4. North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia
Author(s): Compiled by D.P. Mallon and S.C. Kingswood
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2001
ISBN: 2-8317-0594-0
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file: Antelopes 4 (4.14MB)

Australasian Marsupials and Monotremes: An Action Plan for their Conservation

Australasian Marsupials and Monotremes: An Action Plan for their Conservation
Author(s): Compiled by M. Kennedy and the IUCN/SSC Australasian Marsupial and Monotreme Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1992
ISBN: 2-8317-0052-3
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file: Marsupials (10.6 MB)

Australasian Marsupials and Monotremes: An Action Plan for their Conservation

The 1996 Action Plan for Australasian Marsupials and Monotremes
Author(s): Edited by S. Maxwell, A.A. Burbidge and K.D. Morris and the IUCN/SSC Australasian Marsupial and Monotreme Specialist Group
Publisher: Wildlife Australia, Endangered Species Program
Publication date: 1996
ISBN: 0-642-21395
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: n/a
Electronic file: Hosted by Wildlife Australia (a branch of the Dept of the Environment and Heritage, Australia)
Marsupials (234 pages)

Bears: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Bears: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by C. Servheen, H. Herrero and B. Peyton and the IUCN/SSC Bear and Polar Bear Specialist Groups
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1999
ISBN: 2-8317-0462-6
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location: Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.
Electronic file: Bears (18 MB)

Bonobo Conservation Strategy 2012-2022

Bonobo (Pan Paniscus) Conservation Strategy 2012-2022
Author(s): Aveling, C., Cipolletta, C., Maisels, F. and Wiliamson, E.A.
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2012
ISBN: 978-2-8317-1534-6
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file: English (3.7 KB)
French (3.9 KB)

Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Edited by Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Michael Hoffmann and David W. Macdonald, and the IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2004
ISBN: 2-8317-0786-2
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

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Electronic file: Canids (13.6 MB)

Deer: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Deer: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by C. Wemmer and the IUCN/SSC Deer Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1998
ISBN: 2-8317-0454-5
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Deer (6.17 MB)

Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises: 2002-2010 Conservation Action Plan for the World's Cetaceans

Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises: 2002-2010 Conservation Action Plan for the World's Cetaceans
Author(s): Compiled by Randall R. Reeves, Brian D. Smith, Enrique A. Crespo and Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, and the IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2003
ISBN: 2-8317-0656-4
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Cetaceans (2.1 MB)

Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whales: 1994-1998 Action Plan for the Conservation of Cetaceans

Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whales: 1994-1998 Action Plan for the Conservation of Cetaceans
Author(s): Compiled by Randall R. Reeves and Stephen Leatherwood together with the IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1994
ISBN: 2-8317-0189-9
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location:

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Electronic file: Cetaceans 1994-1998 (10.3 MB)

Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales: An Action Plan for the Conservation of Biological Diversity: 1988-1992 (Second Edition)

Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales: An Action Plan for the Conservation of Biological Diversity: 1988-1992 (Second Edition)
Author(s): Compiled by W.F. Perrin and the IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1989
ISBN: 2-88032-961-2
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.

Electronic file: Dolphins (4.42 MB)

Dugong: Status Report and Action Plans for Countries and Territories

Dugong: Status Report and Action Plans for Countries and Territories
Author(s): Compiled by Helene Marsh, IUCN/SSC Sirenia Specialist Group, Helen Penrose, Carole Eros and Joanna Hugues. UNEP; IUCN/SSC; James Cook University, AU; Cooperative Research Centre for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, AU; UNEP-WCMC
Publisher: UNEP
Publication date: 2002
ISBN: 92-807-2130-5
Executive summary: English 
Hard copy location:

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Electronic file: Dugong (12 MB)

Eastern Chimpanzee

Eastern Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii): Status Survey and Conservtion Action Plan 2010-2020

Author(s): Plumptre, A.J. ; Rose, R. ; Nangendo, G. ; Williamson, E.A. ; Didier, K. ; Hart, J. ; Mulindahabi, F. ; Hicks, C. ; Griffin, B. ; Ogawa, H. ; Nixon, S. ; Pintea, L. ; Vosper, A. ; McClennan, M. ; Amsini, F. ; McNeilage, A. ; Makana, J.R. ; Kanamori, M. ; Hernandez, A. ; Piel, A. ; Stewart, F. ; Moore, J. ; Zamma, K. ; Nakamura, M. ; Kamenya, S. ; Idani, G. ; Sakamaki, T. ; Yoshikawa, M. ; Greer, D. ; Tranquilli, S. ; Beyers, R. ; Furuichi, T. ; Hashimoto, C. ; Bennett, E.
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2010
ISBN: 978-2-8317-1246-8
Hard copy location: IUCN Publications Services Unit
Electronic file: Chimpanzee  (3.56 MB)

 

The Ethiopian Wolf:  Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

The Ethiopian Wolf:  Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled and edited by Claudio Sillero-Zubiri and David Macdonald and the IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1997
ISBN: 2-8317-0407-3
Executive summary: English 
Hard copy location:

The Wildlife Conservation Research Group
Department of Zoology, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1865 271289
Fax: +44 1865 310447
david.macdonald@zoology.oxford.ac.uk

Electronic file: Ethiopian wolf (2.18 MB)

Equids: Zebras, Asses and Horses: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Equids: Zebras, Asses and Horses: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Edited by Patricia D. Moehlman and the IUCN/SSC Equid Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2002
ISBN: 2-8317-0647-5
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file:  Equids (15.35 MB)

Eurasian Insectivores and Tree Shrews: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Eurasian Insectivores and Tree Shrews: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by David Stone and the IUCN/SSC Insectivore, Tree Shrew and Elephant Shrew Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1995
ISBN: 2-8317-0062-0
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location:

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Electronic file: Insectivores (6.55 MB)

European Bison: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

European Bison: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Edited by Zdzislaw Pucek. Compiled by Zdzislaw Pucek, Malgorzata Krasinska, Zbigniew A. Krashinski and Wanda Olech and the IUCN/SSC European Bison Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2004
ISBN: 2-8317-0762-5
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: European Bison (5.4 MB)

Foxes, Wolves, Jackals, and Dogs: An Action Plan for the Conservation of Canids

Foxes, Wolves, Jackals, and Dogs: An Action Plan for the Conservation of Canids
Author(s): Compiled by J.R. Ginsberg, D.W. Macdonald, and the IUCN/SSC Canid and Wolf Specialist Groups
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1990
ISBN: 2-88032-996-5
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.

Electronic file: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs (6.20 MB)

Hyaenas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Hyaenas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by Gus Mills and Heribert Hofer and the IUCN/SSC Hyaena Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1998
ISBN: 2-8317-0442-1
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Hyaenas (9.02 MB)

The Kouprey: An Action Plan for its Conservation

The Kouprey: An Action Plan for its Conservation
Author(s): Compiled by J.R. MacKinnon, S.N. Stuart, and the IUCN/SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1989
ISBN: 2-88032-972-8
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.

Electronic file: The Kouprey (2.55 MB)

Lemurs of Madagascar: An Action Plan for their Conservation: 1993-1999

Lemurs of Madagascar: An Action Plan for their Conservation: 1993-1999
Author(s): Compiled by R.A. Mittermeier, W.R. Konstant, M.E. Nicoll, O. Langrand, and the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1992
ISBN: 2-8317-0041-8
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.

Electronic file: Lemurs (HTML)

Microchiropteran Bats: Global Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Microchiropteran Bats: Global Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by Anthony M. Hutson, Simon P. Mickleburgh, and Paul A. Racey. IUCN/SSC Chiroptera Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2001
ISBN: 2-8317-0595-9
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Microchiropteran Bats (10.18 MB)

North American Rodents: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

North American Rodents: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled and edited by David J. Hafner, Eric Yensen, Gordon L. Kirkland Jr., and the IUCN/SSC Rodent Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1998
ISBN: 2-83617-0463-4
Executive summary: English
Hard copy location:

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Electronic file: North American rodents (9.73 MB)

Old World Fruit Bats: An Action Plan for their Conservation

Old World Fruit Bats: An Action Plan for their Conservation
Author(s): Compiled by S. Mickleburgh, A.M. Hutson, P.A. Racey, and the IUCN/SSC Chiroptera Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1992
ISBN: 2-8317-0055-8
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.

Electronic file: Old World Fruit Bats (HTML)

Otters: An Action Plan for their Conservation

Otters: An Action Plan for their Conservation
Author(s): Compiled by P. Foster-Turley, S.Macdonald, C. Mason, and the IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1990
ISBN: 2-8317-0013-2
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Otters (3.22 MB)

Scaling Up Pangolin Conservation

Scaling up Pangolin Conservation - IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by Daniel W. S. Challender, Carly Waterman and Jonathan E. M. Baillie
Publisher: IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group
Publication date: 2014
ISBN:  
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

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Electronic file: Pangolin (6.48 MB)

Pecaries. Extraido de Pigs, Peccaries, and Hippos: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (1993)

Plan de acción y evaluación de la condición actual de los Pecaríes
Author(s): Editado por William L.R. Oliver y el IUCN/CSE Groupo de Especialistas en Puercos y Pecaries
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1996
ISBN: 2-8317-0306-9
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit. Please contact IUCN Librarian for more information.

 

IUCN/CSE Groupo de Especialistas en Puercos y Pecaries

Pigs, Peccaries, and Hippos. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Edited by William L.R. Oliver, the IUCN/SSC Pigs and Peccaries Specialist Group, and the IUCN/SSC Hippo Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1993
ISBN: 2-8317-0141-4
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Pigs, Peccaries and Hippos (1 MB)

Rabbits, Hares and Pikas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Rabbits, Hares and Pikas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by J.A. Chapman, J.E.C. Flux, and the IUCN/SSC Lagomorph Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1990
ISBN: 2-8317-0019-1
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

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Electronic file: Rabbits (10.7 MB)

The Red Panda, Olingos, Coatis, Raccoons, and their Relatives: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Procyonids and Ailurids

The Red Panda, Olingos, Coatis, Raccoons, and their Relatives: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Procyonids and Ailurids
Author(s): Compiled by Angela R. Glatston and the IUCN/SSC Mustelid, Viverrid, and Procyonid Specialist Group (English, Español)
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1994
ISBN: 2-8317-0046-9
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

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Electronic file:

Red Panda (English) (3.74 MB)
Prociónidos & Ailúridos (Español) (3.74 MB)

Seals, Fur Seals, Sea Lions, and Walrus: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Seals, Fur Seals, Sea Lions, and Walrus: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by Peter Reijnders, Sophie Brasseur, Jaap van der Toorn, Peter van der Wolf, Ian Boyd, John Harwood, David Lavigne, Lloyd Lowry, and the IUCN/SSC Seal Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1993
ISBN: 2-8317-0141-4
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

IUCN Publications Services Unit

Electronic file: Seals (12.2 MB)

South American Camelids: An Action Plan for their Conservation

South American Camelids: An Action Plan for their Conservation
Author(s): Compiled by H. Torres and the IUCN/SSC South American Camelid Specialist Group (English, Español)
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1992
ISBN: 2-8317-0058-2
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

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Electronic file: Camelids (6.91 MB)

Tapirs:  Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Tapirs:  Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by Daniel M.  Brooks, Richard E. Bodmer and Sharon Matola and the IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (English, Español, Portuguese)
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1997
ISBN: 2-8317-0422-7
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.

Electronic file: Tapirs (5.23 MB)

Weasels, Civets, Mongooses and their Relatives: An Action Plan for the Conservation of Mustelids and Viverrids

Weasels, Civets, Mongooses and their Relatives: An Action Plan for the Conservation of Mustelids and Viverrids
Author(s): Compiled by A. Schreiber, R. Wirth, M. Riffel, H. van Rompaey, and the IUCN/SSC Mustelid and Viverrid Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1989
ISBN: 2-88032-976-0
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

Out of print - please contact the IUCN Librarian with your request.

Electronic file:

Weasels etc (7.19 MB)

West African Chimpanzees: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

West African Chimpanzees: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled and edited by Rebecca Kormos, Christophe Boesch, Mohamed I. Bakarr and Thomas M. Butynski, and the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2003
ISBN: 2-8317-0733-1
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

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Electronic file: Chimpanzees (1.85 MB)

Wild Cats: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Wild Cats: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled and edited by Kristin Nowell and Peter Jackson and the IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1996
ISBN: 2-8317-0045-0
Executive summary: n/a
Hard copy location:

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Electronic file: Wild cats (23.4 MB)

Wild Sheep and Goats and their Relatives: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Caprinae

Wild Sheep and Goats and their Relatives: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Caprinae
Author(s): Edited by D.M.Shackleton and the IUCN/SSC Caprinae Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1997
ISBN: 2-8317-0353-0
Executive summary: English
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Electronic file: Wild Sheep and Goats (12.2 MB)

Zebras, Asses and Horses: An Action Plan for the Conservation of Wild Equids

Zebras, Asses and Horses: An Action Plan for the Conservation of Wild Equids
Author(s): Edited by P. Duncan, and the IUCN/SSC Equid Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1992
ISBN: 2-8317-0052-3
Executive summary: n/a
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Zebras (5.35 MB)

The Cranes: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Bird Action Plans

The Cranes: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by Curt D. Meine, George W. Archibald, and the IUCN/SSC Crane Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1996
ISBN: 2-8317-0326-3
Executive summary: English 
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Electronic file: Cranes (7.81 MB)

Curassows, Guans and Chachalacas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Cracids 2000-2004

Curassows, Guans and Chachalacas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Cracids 2000-2004
Author(s): Compiled by Daniel M. Brooks and Stuart D. Strahl with Spanish and Portuguese translations
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2000
ISBN: 2-8317-0511-8
Executive summary: English
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Electronic file: Cracids (11.1 MB) (English, Español and Portuguese)

Curassows, Guans and Chachalacas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Cracids 2000-2004

Grebes: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by Colin O'Donnel and Jon Fjeldsa and the IUCN/SSC Grebe Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1997
ISBN: 2-8317-0421-9
Executive summary: English
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Electronic file: Grebes (7.58 MB)

Grouse Action Plan, 2006-2010.

Grouse: Status survey and conservation action plan 2006-2010

Author(s): Storch, Ilse, ed.
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2007
ISBN: 978-2-8317-1009-9
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Electronic file: Grouse: Status survey and conservation action plan (4.47 MB)

Grouse: Staus Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004

Grouse: Staus Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004
Author(s): Compiled by Ilse Storch and the WPA/BirdLife/SSC Grouse Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2000
ISBN: 2-8317-0519-3
Executive summary: English
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Electronic file: Grouse (19.06 MB)

Megapodes: An Action Plan for their Conservation 1995-1999

Megapodes: An Action Plan for their Conservation 1995-1999
Author(s): Compiled by René W.R.J.Dekker, Philip J.K.McGowan, and the WPA/Birdlife/SSC Megapode Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1995
ISBN: 2-8317-0223-2
Executive summary: n/a
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Electronic file: Megapodes (4.15 MB)

Megapodes: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004

Megapodes: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004
Author(s): Edited by René W.R.J. Dekker, Richard A. Fuller, and Gillian C. Baker on behalf of the WPA/BirdLife/SSC Megapode Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2000
ISBN: 2-8317-0537-1
Executive summary: English
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Electronic file: Megapodes (5 MB)

Parrots: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Parrots: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Edited by Noel Snyder, Philip McGowan, James Gilardi and Alejandro Grajal
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2000
ISBN: 2-8317-0504-5
Executive summary: English
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Electronic file: Parrots (14.4 MB)

Partridges, Quails, Francolins, Snowcocks and Guineafowl: Status survey and Conservation Action Plan 1995-1999

Partridges, Quails, Francolins, Snowcocks and Guineafowl: Status survey and Conservation Action Plan 1995-1999
Author(s): Compiled by Philip J.K. McGowan, Simon D. Dowell, John P. Carroll, Nicholas J.A.Aebischer, and the WPA/BirdLife/SSC Partridge, Quail and Francoliln Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1995
ISBN: 2-8317-0269-0
Executive summary: n/a
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Electronic file: Partridges (10.7 MB)

Partridges, Quails, Francolins, Snowcocks, Guineafowl, and Turkeys: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004

Partridges, Quails, Francolins, Snowcocks and Guineafowl: Status survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004
Author(s): Edited by Richard A. Fuller, John P. Carroll, and Philip J.K. McGowan on behalf of the WPA/BirdLife/SSC Partridge, Quail, and Francolin Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 200
ISBN: 2-8317-0538-X
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Electronic file: Partridges (2.59 MB)

Pheasants: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 1995-1999

Pheasants: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 1995-1999
Author(s): Compiled by Philip J.K. McGowan and Peter J. Garson on behalf of the WPA/BirdLife/SSC Pheasant Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1995
ISBN: 2-8317-0299-2
Executive summary: n/a
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 Electronic file: Pheasants (9.0 MB)

Pheasants: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004

Pheasants: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004
Author(s): Edited by Richard A. Fuller and Peter J. Garson on behalf of the WPA/BirdLife/SSC Pheasant Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2000
ISBN: 2-8317-0539-8
Executive summary: English
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Electronic file: Pheasants (3.62 MB)

Amphibian Conservation Action Plan

Reptile and Amphibian Action Plans

Amphibian Conservation Action Plan
Author(s):

Edited by Claude Gascon, James P.Colins, Robin D. Moore, Don R. Church, Jeanne E.McKay and Joseph R. Mendelson III
IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group

Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2007
ISBN: 2-8317-1008-2
Executive summary: n/a
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Andros iguana: conservation action plan, 2005-2011

Andros Iguana: conservation action plan, 2005-2011
Author(s): Knapp, Charles; Pagni, Lee
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2011
ISBN: 978-2-8317-1402-8
Executive summary: n/a
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Electronic file: Andros Iguana (1.98 MB)

Crocodiles: An Action Plan for their Conservation

Crocodiles: An Action Plan for their Conservation
Author(s): Compiled by J. Thorbjarnarson and edited by H. Messel, F.W. King, and J.P. Ross. IUCN/SSC Crocodile Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1992
ISBN: 2-8317-0060-4
Executive summary: n/a
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Electronic file: Crocodiles (7.2 MB)

Crocodiles: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (Second Edition)

Crocodiles: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (Second Edition)
Author(s): Edited by James Perran Ross. IUCN/SSC Crocodile Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1998
ISBN: 2-8317-0441-3
Executive summary: English 
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Electronic file: Crocodiles (5.19 MB)

A Marine Turtle Conservation Strategy and Action Plan for the West Indian Ocean

A Marine Turtle Conservation Strategy and Action Plan for the West Indian Ocean
Author(s): Edited by Karen Bjorndal, George Balazs and Marydele Donnely
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1996
ISBN: 2-8317-0363-8
Executive summary: n/a
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Electronic file: Marine Turtle (1.44 MB)

Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles: An Action Plan for their Conservation

Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles: An Action Plan for their Conservation
Author(s): Compiled by the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1989
ISBN: 2-88032-974-4
Executive summary: n/a
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 Electronic file: Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles (HTML)

Turks and Caicos Iguana

Turks and Caicos Iguana: conservation action plan, 2005-2009
Author(s): Gerber, Glenn; Pagni, Lee
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2012
ISBN: 978-2-8317-1445-5
Executive summary: n/a
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Electronic file: Turks and Caicos Iguana (1.7 KB)

West Indian Iguanas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

West Indian Iguanas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled and edited by Allison Alberts and the IUCN/SSC West Indian Iguana Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2000
ISBN: 2-8317-0456-1
Executive summary: English
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Sharks, rays and chimaeras : the status of the chondrichthyan fishes

Fish Action Plans

Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras: the Status of Chondrichthyan Fishes
Author(s): Compiled by Sarah L. Fowler, Rachel D Cavanagh, Merry Camhi, George H Burgess, Gregor M. Caillet, Sonja V Fordham, Colin A Simpfendorfer and John A. Musick
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 2005
ISBN: 2-8317-0700-5
Executive summary: English
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Electronic file: Sharks (42.9 MB)

Dragonflies:  Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Invertebrate Action Plans

Dragonflies:  Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan
Author(s): Compiled by Norman W. Moore and the IUCN/SSC Odonata Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1997
ISBN: 2-8317-0420-0
Executive summary: English
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Electronic file: Dragonflies (990 KB)

Swallowtail Butterflies: An Action Plan for their Conservation

Swallowtail Butterflies: An Action Plan for their Conservation
Author(s): Compiled by T.R. New, N.M. Collins, and the IUCN/SSC Lepidoptera Specialist Group
Publisher: IUCN
Publication date: 1991
ISBN: 2-8317-0422-7
Executive summary: n/a
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Electronic file: Swallowtail (3.65 MB)

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