IUCN Species Action Plans

Posted: 19 June 2003

The Action Plans of the IUCN Species Survival Commission represent the best assessment available of international conservation priorities for groups of species.

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2002-2010 Conservation Action Plan for the World's Cetaceans Compiled by Randall Reeves, Brian D. Smith, Enrique A. Crespo and Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara and the IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group£15.00, US$22.50ISBN 2-8317-0656-4, 2003, Order no. B1157

This latest Action Plan represents a consensus of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Cetacean Specialist Group concerning the status of the world's 86 recognised species of cetaceans (porpoises, whales and dolphins). Of particular concern are new threats that were previously unrecognised, such as global warming, noise pollution and reduced availability of prey all which pose great concern.

The all too familiar dangers of accidental killing in fishing gear and exposure to toxic chemicals remain almost intractable. The Action Plan looks at the threats to their survival and the offers possible solutions. It also contains a thorough review of the status of species and a list of 57 recommended research projects and education initiatives.

Other species in the series include:

African Rhino, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled by Richard Emslie and Martin Brooks. ISBN 2-8317-0502-9, 1999

African Wild Dog (The), Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled and edited by Rosie Woodroffe, Joshua Ginsberg and David MacDonald. ISBN 2-8317-0418-9, 1997

Action Plan on plants in the Chinese region (An), compiled by Wang Xianpus and Yang Zhouhuai and edited by Loraine Kohorn. ISBN 2-8317-0512-6

Antelopes, Global Survey and Regional Action Plans, Part 4, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Compiled by D.P. Mallon and S.C. Kingswood. ISBN 2-8317-0594-0, 2001

Antelope Survey Update Number 8: February 2001, Compiled by Rod East, Co-Chair of the IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group. No ISBN, 2001

Bears, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled by Christopher Servheen, Stephen Herrero and Bernard Peyton ISBN 2-8317-0462-6, 1999 (OUT OF PRINT)

Conifers, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled by A. Farjon and C.N. Page. ISBN 2-8317-0465-0, 1999

Cranes (The), Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled by Curt D. Meine and George W. Archibald. ISBN 2-8317-0326-3, 1996

Curassows, Guans and Chachalacas, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Cracids 2000-2004, Compiled by Daniel M. Brooks and Stuart D. Strahl. ISBN 2-8317-0511-8, 2000

Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises: 2002-2010 Conservation Action Plan for the World's Cetaceans Compiled by Randall Reeves, Brian D. Smith, Enrique A. Crespo and Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara. ISBN 2-8317-0656-4, 2003

Equids: Zebras Asses an Horses, Edited by Patricia D. Moehlman. ISBN 2-8317-0647-5, 2002

Deer, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled by Chris Wemmer and Michael Green. ISBN 2-8317-0454-5, 1998

Dugong, Status Survey and Action Plans for Countries and Territories, Compiled by Helene Marsh. ISBN 92-807-2130-5, 2002

Dragonflies, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled by N.W. Moore. ISBN 2-8317-0420-0, 1997

Grebes, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled by Colin O'Donnell and Jon Fjeldså. ISBN 2-8317-0421-9, 1997

Grouse, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004, Compiled by Ilse Storch. ISBN 2-8317-0519-3, 2000

Hyaenas, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled by Gus Mills and Heribert Hofer. ISBN 2-8317-0442-1, 1998

Megapodes, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004, Edited by Rene W.R.J. Dekker, Richard A. Fuller and Gillian C. Baker. ISBN 2-8317-0537-1, 2000

Microchiropteran Bats, Global Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled by Anthony M. Hutson, Simon P. Mickleburgh and Paul A. Racey. ISBN: 2-8317-0595-9, 20001

Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Bryophytes, Compiled by Tomas Hallingbäck and Nick Hodgetts. ISBN 2-8317-0466-9, 2000

North American Rodents, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled and edited by David J. Hafner, Eric Yensen, and Gordon L. Kirkland, Jr. ISBN 2-8317-0463-4, 1998

Parrots, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004, Edited by Noel Snyder, Philip McGowan, James Gilardi and Alejandro Grajal. ISBN 2-8317-0504-5, 2000

Partridges, Quails, Francolins, Snowcocks, Guineafowl, and Turkeys, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Edited by Richard A. Fuller, John P. Carroll and Philip J.K. McGowan, Second edition. ISBN 2-8317-0538-X, 2000

Pheasants, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004, Edited by Richard A. Fuller and Peter J. Garson, Second edition. ISBN 2-8317-0539-8, 2000

Tapirs, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled by Daniel M. Brooks, Richard E. Bodmer and Sharon Matola. ISBN 2-8317-0422-7, 1997

West Indian Iguanas, Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, Compiled and edited by Allison Alberts. ISBN 2-8317-0456-1, 2000

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