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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)

CEC drives change for the co-creation of sustainable solutions through leading communication, learning and knowledge management in IUCN and the wider conservation community. Members: 1050

Wendy Goldstein
Email: wendy.goldstein@mq.edu.au

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Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP)

CEESP provides expertise and policy advice on economic and social factors for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. Members: 1465.

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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
Email: ben.boer@sydney.edu.au

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Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM)

CEM provides expert guidance on integrated ecosystem approaches to the management of natural and modified ecosystems. Members: 800.

Contact: Peter Smith (CEM Regional Chair, Oceania)
Email: avalonpete@gmail.com

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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.

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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)
Email: penelope.figgis@ozemail.com.au

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