News | 05 Jul, 2024

Historic achievement: IUCN Species Survival Commission recognised with Guinness World Records Title

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) proudly announces that Guinness World Records® has recognised it as the “largest volunteer conservation-science network.”

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IUCN SSC group photo. Leaders' Meeting 2019.


This prestigious recognition was possible thanks to the dedication of thousands of volunteer experts from nearly every country in the world. Together, they work tirelessly to achieve the vision of “a just world that values and conserves nature through positive action to both prevent the loss and aid recovery of the diversity of life on earth.”

Guinness World Records is the global authority on record-breaking achievements, documenting and celebrating superlative accomplishments that are the best in the world. Each record title must fulfill all of the following criteria: measurable, breakable, standardisable, verifiable, based on one variable, and the best in the world.

Mobilising a Network and achieving a Guinness World Records title

#WeAreSSC – the world's largest volunteer conservation-science network – is committed to building knowledge about the status of species and their threats. The network provides vital advice, develops policies and guidelines, facilitates conservation planning and implements actions on the ground to protect the planet's biodiversity.