The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is a science-based network of more than 9,000 volunteer experts from almost every country of the world. Most members are deployed in more than 130 Specialist Groups, Red List Authorities and Task Forces.
The Primate Specialist Group is an international network of scientists and conservationists that promotes research on the ecology and conservation of hundreds of primate species — monkeys, apes, lemurs and their many nocturnal relatives.
The PSG’s primary responsibility is to evaluate the conservation status of all primate species and subspecies, working with current information from experts in the field. These assessments contribute to the IUCN Red List, a comprehensive summary of threats to the world’s biodiversity. In addition, the PSG produces Action Plans targeted to particular species or groups of species. Much larger and more detailed than the general assessments, these Action Plans serve to summarize the available knowledge on a particular species group and to lay out a program for their conservation.
Bristol Zoological Society
The Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation and education charity made up of three distinct parts: Bristol Zoo Gardens, our five-hectare zoo in the heart of Bristol; our Conservation Programmes and Conservation Science departments, which are responsible for our field conservation and scientific work; and The Wild Place Project – a new 55-hectare zoological park located at Cribbs Causeway, South Gloucestershire.