The need for conserving small carnivores

View some of the publications of our members from around the world


View our list of upcoming meetings, conferences, and workshops related to small carnivore conservation


View ongoing projects around the world working to understand and protect small carnivores. New Project Ideas page.


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The IUCN/SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group (SCSG) brings together more than 100 of the world’s leading experts on small carnivores; including scientists, wildlife managers, and conservationists. This group of technical experts from over 25 countries promotes the conservation of the world’s small carnivores through science-based research, management and education.

The SCSG is one of over 120 similar international specialist groups which collectively form the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Specialist groups perform species assessments for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in addition to development of species action plans.

View published research from members of our group and others working on small carnivores