Our Mission

The Cetacean Specialist Group promotes and facilitates the conservation of cetaceans worldwide. It functions as a catalyst, clearing house, and facilitator for cetacean-related research and conservation action. Our guiding premise is that conservation ultimately depends upon good science, and the group’s credibility and value are based on maintaining high standards of scientific rigor.

Key Positions

The current Chair of the CSG is Randall Reeves and the Deputy Chairs are Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Gianna Minton, and Gill Braulik. Barbara Taylor is the focal point of the Red List Authority, and, with Grant Abel, co-chair of Integrated Conservation Planning for Cetaceans (ICPC). Grant Abel is also the CSG Ex-situ Coordinator. There are four regional coordinators: Asia – Brian Smith, Latin America – Enrique Crespo, Africa – Tim Collins, and Oceania – Elanor Bell and Mike Double.

IUCN – SSC Cetacean Specialist Group

WHAT WE DO

The advice we provide relates mainly to the status of populations, abundance, trends, the effects of current or potential threats, and the efficacy of mitigation. Our emphasis is on the recovery of endangered species and populations, but we also recognize the importance of maintaining the full diversity of the Cetacea, which includes about 90 species and many populations

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