Jean-Christophe Vié: Deputy Director, IUCN Species Programme and Director, Save Our Species Initiative

11 December 2012 | Article

Expertise: Species conservation, biodiversity assessments, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, primates, Arabian oryx, Neotropical species (marine turtles, manatees, giant otters, primates, snakes)

Jean-Christophe Vié is Deputy Director of the IUCN’s Species Programme and Director of the Save Our Species Initiative. He oversees diverse aspects of the Programme, including biodiversity assessments and The Red List of Threatened Species™, as well as IUCN's inputs to international agreements. He also supports the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC).

Jean-Christophe has extensive field experience in various parts of the world including Africa, South America, Saudi Arabia and the USA. He started his career as a wildlife veterinarian, primarily interested in primates. He has worked on the reintroduction of the Arabian oryx and subsequently designed projects covering a wide variety of Neotropical species such as marine turtles, manatees, giant otters, primates, snakes. He has also been involved in monitoring the impacts of dams on wildlife in a pristine area of a tropical forest.

Location: Gland, Switzerland

Language: French, English

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