THEME 6

Engage with IUCN SSC strategic planning development

Leader: Mark Stanley -Price
Team: Brian, Resit, James, Tara
James and Resit have reviewed the current SSC Species Conservation Strategy handbook, from which climate change is missing as a consideration. Ken Lindeman, Chair of the Seabream, Snappers and Grunts Specialist Group, and a member of the Species Conservation Planning Sub-committee has joined the working group. There has been correspondence about the value of quantifying a species’ habitat requirements and the merit of being quantitative in the face of poor data and uncertainty, as we are often dealing with. This may also be beneficial when the risks of conservation actions are great, for example in an assisted colonisation.