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IUCN Chameleon Specialist Group

Welcome to the homepage of the IUCN Chameleon Specialist Group (SG), one of more than 120 specialist groups that make up the IUCN's Species Survival Commission.

Each SG is made up of experts who voluntarily work together to assess threats and levels of exploitation for species covered by their group. Taken together, these threats are then evaluated based on a well-established set of criteria to create IUCN species assessments. Assessments appear in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species which is updated annually. The SGs also develop Action Plans and initiate activities to increase awareness of and reduce risks to threatened species.

Here, you will find information on the work of the Chameleon SG, as well as general information on chameleons that might be of interest. 


Recent publications by IUCN Chameleon Specialist Group members (see "Research & Publications" for more):

IUCN Red List

IUCN Red List wins 2014 Prince Albert II of Monaco Prize for Biodiversity

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is honoured this year, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, with the announcement that it will receive the 2014 Prince Albert II of Monaco Prize for Biodiversity. …   | Dutch

22 Jul 2014 | News story

The first photograph of a male Palleon lolontany.

A new genus name for an ancient Malagasy chameleon clade and a PDF-embedded 3D model of its skeleton

 Micro-computed tomography has arrived in chameleon taxonomy …  

31 Dec 2013 | News story
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Juvenile Trioceros q. quadricornis, Mount Kupe, Cameroon.

On the sympatry of three Trioceros species in a tropical upland forest in Cameroon

Trioceros species in Cameroon vary in their elevational sympatry on different mountains

31 Dec 2013 | News story
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 Other Recent Chameleon Publications (see "Research & Publications" for more):

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