SOS - Help save species & sustain livelihoods!

by IUCN - Internat. Union for Conservation of Nature Vetted since 2013
SOS - Help save species & sustain livelihoods!
SOS - Help save species & sustain livelihoods!
SOS - Help save species & sustain livelihoods!
SOS - Help save species & sustain livelihoods!
SOS - Help save species & sustain livelihoods!
SOS - Help save species & sustain livelihoods!
SOS - Help save species & sustain livelihoods!


SOS - Save Our Species is an answer to the global species extinction crisis, supporting on-the-ground actions all over the world where and when it can most effectively save threatened wildlife and plants, while also promoting sustainable livelihoods for local communities.

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The diversity of life on our planet is breathtaking, offering a huge variety of animals and plants. We sometimes forget that we, as individuals, customers and businesses, depend on this diversity of life to provide us with the food, fuel, medicine and other essentials. Yet this rich diversity is disappearing at rates up to 1,000 times their natural level. Without immediate action, not only could many species disappear forever, but the very fabric of our society and livelihoods would be at risk.


SOS - Save Our Species channels money to high impact species conservation projects working to protect the world's most threatened species of plants and animals while supporting the communities who depend on them with sustainable alternative livelihoods. It harnesses 50 years of knowledge and expertise generated by the IUCN - the world's largest environmental organisation - to do this. SOS is already helping save over 200 species from extinction in 60 countries supporting 50 NGOs.

Long-Term Impact

SOS - Save Our Species aims to save threatened species from extinction and help them thrive again in a healthy natural habitat, while building a better, sustainable relationship between man and nature.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

IUCN - Internat. Union for Conservation of Nature

Location: Gland, Vaud - Switzerland
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IUCN
Project Leader:
Simon Bradley
Gland, Vaud Switzerland
$13,181 raised of $25,000 goal
218 donations
$11,819 to go
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