Vision and Mission 2020-05-14T17:54:20-04:00

Our Mission


Maintain, enhance, and restore ecological connectivity to protect the movement of species and flow of natural processes that sustain life on Earth


To serve as the global hub for providing scientific, policy, and technical advice that mainstreams connectivity conservation as a nature-based solution to enhance the integrity of protected areas, save biodiversity, and increase resilience to climate change across terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems

  1. Foster an extensive and active membership as the basis of global expertise for sharing information and accomplishments, and advancing the practice of connectivity conservation to reinforce global commitments and investments in place-based and species-specific efforts;
  2. Operate CCSG Working Groups, including the:
  1. Communicate the scientific concepts of ecological connectivity and inspire innovative ideas, research, and projects with existing and new partners that address complex and urgent issues, such as marine connectivity and linear infrastructure development;
  2. Support capacity-building among a wide range of stakeholders to share strategies and practices for protecting ecological connectivity through workshops, conferences, and diverse media;
  3. Facilitate the recognition, spatial delineation, establishment, reporting, monitoring, and management of designated ecological corridors that link ecological networks for conservation across protected and conserved areas, and other intact natural areas;
  4. Deliver and promote IUCN ‘Guidelines for Conserving Connectivity through Ecological Networks and Corridors’ through meetings, workshops, conferences, electronic media, targeted printed information, and other appropriate means;
  5. Demonstrate successes and lessons learned from connectivity conservation case studies and ground-testing of the IUCN Guidelines;
  6. Contribute expertise to coordinate across governments, Inter-governmental organizations, national and international NGOS, bilateral and regional actors, and other fora toward implementation of the:
  1. Lead events, meetings, presentations, and discussions throughout international events, including the IUCN World Conservation Congress and CoP-15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity to bring specific focus to the advantages of ecological connectivity conservation for achieving commitments, coordination, and actions.