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IUCN / THE EXPERT COMMISSIONS
THE SIX IUCN EXPERT COMMISSIONS
There are six expert Commissions under the IUCN, which unite 10,000 volunteer experts from a range of disciplines. They assess the state of the world’s natural and cultural resources and provide the Union with sound know-how and policy advice on conservation issues. To find out more about the Commissions and how you can contribute your field of expertise to the IUCN network, follow the links below.
Commission on Education and Communication (CEC)
Commission on Environmental Law (CEL)
CEL advances environmental law by developing new legal concepts and instruments, and by building the capacity of societies to employ environmental law for conservation and sustainable development. Members: 800.
Contact: Ben Boer
Species Survival Commission (SSC)
SSC advises the Union on the technical aspects of species conservation and mobilizes action for those species that are threatened with extinction. Members: 7500.
Contact: This is specific to species groups and is best to look on general website.
The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)
The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is the largest of the commissions. WCPA promotes the establishment and effective management of a worldwide representative network of terrestrial and marine protected areas. Members: 1300.
Contact: Penelope Figgis (WCPA Vice Chair, Oceania)