Commission statement

IUCN Commission Statement on research involving species at risk of extinction

IUCN holds that all research on or affecting a threatened species carries a moral responsibility for the preservation or enhancement of the survival of that species. Conservation of the research resource is clearly in the interest of the researchers.

Position Statement followed by the Guidelines on the Implementation of the “IUCN Position Statement on Research Involving Species at Risk of Extinction”, with special reference to Scientific Collecting of Threatened Species