WHAT IF YOU COULD SAVE SPECIES?

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.

 

 

 

PROJECT NEWS
  • Ali Nawaz
    Snow Leopard conservationist awarded the prestigious Whitley Award 2016
    In April 2016, Dr. Muhammad Ali Nawaz was one of two SOS Grantees who won the renowned Whitley Fund for Nature's Whitley Awards. Accepting the reward, Dr. Nawaz (Ali) added he was glad to share a cons...
  • India Batagur baska hatch at MCBT, SOS SAve Our Species, TSA
    River Terrapins Hatch Throughout Asia
    Throughout Asia, from remote nesting beaches to captive breeding facilities, River Terrapins (genus Batagur) have recently completed their hatching season once again, reports Rick Hudson of the Turtle...
  • 15A-076-008, A_SAM0625 72 DPI, SOS Save Our Species, IUCN , FFI, Rhino, Borana, Kenya
    IUCN and GIZ launch review of best practice in wildlife law enforcement in Sub-Saharan African protected areas
    Around the world, wildlife is being depleted by illegal activities at an alarming rate, depriving local populations and national economies of important natural capital. Moreover, this loss has a signi...
  • 11A-22-05
    Stealing eggs to save a species in Chukotka
    Recently in Chukotka, far-eastern Russia, SOS grantee Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) began another season of collecting eggs from Spoon-billed Sandpiper nests – in a bid to help save the species. R...
  • 11A-12-02 Itombwe Forest, SOS Save Our Species, WCS, DRC, Protected Areas
    One of Africa's Most Biodiverse Regions Protected
    The Itombwe Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), one of Africa’s most biodiverse sites, had its boundaries formally approved yesterday by the Provincial Governor – a critical step in est...
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