This short film gives an overview of what SOS does and the multiple benefits to communities and habitats of a species approach to nature conservation:



Turning Conservation Knowledge into Action with Impact

SOS - Save Our Species channels funds from donors to existing frontline conservation actors working to protect from extinction some of the world's most threatened species of plants and animals.


In parallel SOS comunicates about the successes, sharing stories and learnings with key stakeholders and the general public.


SOS does this because saving species is a universal cause. Nature is made up of species and nature is our life support system. Thus SOS communications aim to educate and inspire support for this cause.


In so doing, SOS represents one key step in the journey toward saving a species. That process begins with knowledge generated by scientists worldwide and registered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. It culminates in SOS identifying and selecting projects while overseeing their implementation to ensure conservation goals are achieved.


In between those steps, SOS harnesses the power of the largest network of species experts in the world - the IUCN Species Survival Commission to evaluate project applications on a voluntary basis. It also works closely with its partners to develop the initiative according to strategic priorities.


This makes for effective unbiased quality control and allows SOS to optimise conservation return on investment.




  • Sunda Pangolin, 2015A-075, ZSL, Pangolin Conservation Initiative, dan challender, SOS Save Our Species
    Saving the World's most illegally traded wild mammal
    Pangolins are the most heavily poached and trafficked mammals on the planet. Until recently, most people didn’t even know they existed. Earlier this year, a major new conservation initiative was launc...
  • Morgan trimble, SOS Save OUr Species, Terre Sauvage, Nature Image Awards, Mulanje Cedar
    Photo Competition Winner focuses on SOS project species
    Launching something new often brings mixed feelings - excitement and uncertainty. What if it fails? But what if it soars! And so it was with the inaugural Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards Threatened ...
  • SOS - Save Our Species, Fondation Segré,
    An interview with SOS donor, Fondation Segré's Mr. Claudio Segré
    Fondation Segré has partnered with SOS - Save Our Species since 2012 on a number of species conservation projects including most recently the Pangolin Conservation Initiative and a series of Lemur pro...
  • SOS save Our Species, IUCN; IUCN REd List, HIghlights 2015
    2015 IUCN Species Highlights
    Throughout 2015, the IUCN Global Species Programme and Species Survival Commission (SSC) have been working together tirelessly toward the mission of reducing the loss of diversity of life on earth. Ke...
  • JUrgen Freund, SOS Save Our Species, Terre Sauvage, Nature Image Awards
    Jurgen Freund wins IUCN Bourse for Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards 2015
    Ever seen anything cuter than a bunch of bats wrapped up like babies ready for nap-time at a bat hospital? Thanks to Terre Sauvage IUCN Bourse prize winner, Jurgen Freund, you can - via the wildlife a...
Did You Know: SOS has disbursed almost $10 million in grants over 5 years supporting 100 projects implemented by 60 NGOs and hundreds of people in 50 countries protecting 250 threatened species from extinction.
SOS - Save Our Species
>> A global coalition to conserve threatened species and their habitats