The International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) is a science-based network of more than 7,500 volunteer experts, all working together towards achieving the vision of ‚ÄúA world that values and conserves present levels of biodiversity.” IUCN SSC"s major role is to provide scientific advice and information to IUCN, conservation organisations and government agencies on biodiversity conservation, the inherent value of species, their role in ecosystem health and functioning, the provision of ecosystem services, and their support to human livelihoods.
The FFSG also works in conjunction with the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit, part of the IUCN Global Species Programme, on regional and global freshwater assessments, IUCN Red List species assessments, developing new conservation initiatives and joint fundraising efforts.
Wetlands International (WI) is dedicated to maintaining and restoring wetlands‚Äî for their environmental values as well as for the services they provide to people. WI work through a network of offices, partners and experts to achieve their goals. There are 18 offices worldwide with a headquarters in the Netherlands. Most of their work is financed on a project basis by governments and private donors, but WI are also supported by the government and NGO memberships. For more information, please visit the website www.wetlands.org, or follow WI on Twitter @Wetlandsint and Facebook.
The Freshwater Fish Specialist Group has been supported by Chester Zoo and the Zoological Society of London. The FFSG would like to thank both organisations for their kind support.
Chester Zoo is a registered conservation charity that supports field conservation projects around the world and closer to home in Cheshire – through Act for Wildlife – www.actforwildlife.org.uk. The mission is to be a major force in conserving biodiversity worldwide. The award-winning zoo welcomes 1.4 million visitors a year, it is the largest UK zoo, home to 11,000 animals, more than 400 different species, many of which are endangered.
Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Their mission is realised through groundbreaking science, active conservation projects in more than 50 countries and their two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.