Bringing the most threatened species back from the brink of extinction.
In the face of unprecedented biodiversity losses, effective strategies for the conservation of the world's most threatened species are urgently required.
Evidence shows that timely and targeted conservation actions can help avoid species extinctions and drive recovery. However, even once recovered, many species remain conservation-dependent, requiring support over decades.
We need to focus on the species most critically in need and find the most appropriate interventions: from reintroductions to managing the spread of disease. We also need to increase scientific and management capacity to achieve more than we could alone and ensure the sustainability of conservation actions.
We will achieve our vision by taking action ourselves and by acting as a conservation catalyst, generating and sharing knowledge with others and empowering them to act. We will focus on species that are Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) and on species classified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Endangered, Critically Endangered or Extinct in the Wild.