IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group

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Overview and description

Description:
The mission of the SCSG is simple: to conserve small carnivores. The specialist group covers about 150 extant species of small carnivore. Although many of the group’s species are not threatened with ...
The mission of the SCSG is simple: to conserve small carnivores. The specialist group covers about 150 extant species of small carnivore. Although many of the group’s species are not threatened with extinction, a significant number are priorities for species conservation. Current global priorities include the Malagasy carnivores, European Mink, Owston’s Civet and Pygmy Raccoon.

Group leadership

Dr José F. GONZÁLEZ-MAYA

Co-Chair

Jose is biologist from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, MSc in Tropical forests and biodiversity management and conservation from CATIE and PhD in Sciences from UNAM-Mexico. He currently works as ...

Jose is biologist from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, MSc in Tropical forests and biodiversity management and conservation from CATIE and PhD in Sciences from UNAM-Mexico. He currently works as Professor for Universidad Autónoma Metroplitana (Mexico) and for ProCAT Colombia/Internacional. His work is related with conservation planning and sound ecological research applied to conservation in numerous countries of Latin America. He is founder and editor in chief for the Latin American Journal of Conservation and Mammalogy Notes, and is E-i-c for Small Carnivore Conservation. Currently he serves as Co-chair of the IUCN/SSC Small Canrnivore Specialist Group and Board Member for the Colombian Association of Zoology and was recently awarded the Future for Nature Award from the Netherlands, the William T Hornaday Award and Oliver P. Pearson award from the American Society of Mammalogists and the Amigos Award from the Colombian Academy of Sciences.

Mr Daniel WILLCOX

Co-Chair

Daniel has a particular interest in Owston’s Civet conservation and in building capacity for species conservation in South-east Asian nationals. Currently based in Thailand.

Daniel has a particular interest in Owston’s Civet conservation and in building capacity for species conservation in South-east Asian nationals. Currently based in Thailand.

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group
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