Tarzan's chameleon

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):

Tarzan’s Chameleon (Calumma tarzan)

Madagascar's reptiles: Highly threatened but not yet over the edge

Reptiles are among Madagascar's most bewildering creatures but nearly 40% of them are facing an elevated risk of extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.  A study published today in the journal PLOS ONE says that successful management of Madagascar’s protected areas is crucial to the survival of many of these species. …  

12 Aug 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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