Serving as the secretariat of the Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group (CCSG) of the IUCN*, we help set goals and draft policy language to ensure connectivity is written into international conservation policies, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity’s global biodiversity targets.
Two subgroups have been created under the CCSG to support specific expertise. The Transport Working Group (TWG) addresses the immediate threats of fragmentation by roads, railways, and canals to biodiversity. The Marine Connectivity Working Group (MCWG) is furthering collaboration around science and management to keep marine and coastal environments connected.
Outcome: Through its goal to promote the science and practice of connectivity conservation, the CCSG is developing new land use designations to make connectivity conservation more consistent and measurable around the world.
Visit CCSG to learn more about CCSG and its subgroups. Visit our Resource Library to view a variety of corridors & crossings resources, including the Transport Working Group of the IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group, developed as part of our work in Southeast Asia.
*The CCSG operates under the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
For more information about our work with the IUCN, contact Gary Tabor, Specialist Group Leader and President of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, or International Conservation Associate Aaron Laur.