Species

Jane Smart

Global Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group and Director, IUCN Global Species Programme

Dr Jane SmartExpertise: Convention on Biological Diversity, The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, plant conservation

Location: Gland, Switzerland
Language: English
Contact:  press   


Jane Smart is Global Director of IUCN’s Biodiversity Conservation Group and Director of IUCN’s Global Species Programme. The Biodiversity Conservation Group includes the Global Species Programme, Global Protected Areas Programme, World Heritage Programme, as well as the Invasive Species Initiative and TRAFFIC - the wildlife trade monitoring network. Jane manages the compilation and production of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ™ and is the focal point for the Species Survival Commission.


Jean-Christophe Vié

Deputy Director, IUCN Species Programme and Director, Save Our Species Initiative

Jean-Christophe Vié

Expertise: Species conservation, biodiversity assessments, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, primates, Arabian oryx, Neotropical species (marine turtles, manatees, giant otters, primates, snakes)

Location: Gland, Switzerland
Language: French, English
Contactpress  


Jean-Christophe Vié is Deputy Director of the IUCN’s Species Programme and Director of the Save Our Species Initiative. He oversees diverse aspects of the Programme, including biodiversity assessments and The Red List of Threatened Species™, as well as IUCN's inputs to international agreements. He also supports the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC).

Jean-Christophe has extensive field experience in various parts of the world including Africa, South America, Saudi Arabia and the USA. He started his career as a wildlife veterinarian, primarily interested in primates. He has worked on the reintroduction of the Arabian oryx and subsequently designed projects covering a wide variety of Neotropical species such as marine turtles, manatees, giant otters, primates, snakes. He has also been involved in monitoring the impacts of dams on wildlife in a pristine area of a tropical forest.


Simon Stuart

Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission

Simon Stuart

Expertise: Species conservation, species extinction crisis, The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, biodiversity assessments, environmental sustainability

Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Language: English
Contact: press 


Simon Stuart is the Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission.

He has undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Cambridge, with fieldwork experience in Tanzania and Cameroon.

Simon started work on the African Bird Red Data Book in 1983 and joined the IUCN Secretariat in 1986. Before becoming Chair of the SSC in 2008,  he was Head of IUCN's Species Programme, Acting Director General, Head of the Biodiversity Assessment Unit, and Senior Species Scientist. He has coordinated IUCN/SSC biodiversity assessments, including those on mammals, reptiles, amphibians and marine species.

 

 

 

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Species
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