Handbook for Species Conservation Strategies

The Species Conservation Planning Task Force chaired by Robert Lacy (Conservation Breeding SG) has published a handbook to provide guidance to Specialist Groups on how and when to prepare and promote Species Conservation Strategies (SCSs). The handbook includes advice on how to:

*    conduct a thorough status review of a species or species group

*    develop, through broad consultation with stakeholders, vision and goals for the conservation of a species or species group

*    set objectives for achieving the vision and goals

*    address those objectives through geographically and thematically specific actions

The Handbook describes recommended methods for creating successful SCSs, brief case studies or examples of aspects of SCSs, and references to sources of additional help and guidance.  Download the
<http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/2008-047.pdf> handbook here (123 pages, 7MB)

A much shortened version has been produced as an overview – download this <http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/2008-048.pdf> overview here. (34 pages, 3MB)

These documents can also be found on the IUCN website by searching the publications database under Resources pdf


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