What we do
We can only save species if we collaborate.
Through the hard work of our grantees, advice from IUCN’s many species experts and the support of our incredible donors and partners, we are able to deliver great impact for species threatened with extinction.
Why protect species
The alarm has been raised repeatedly about the decline in biodiversity across the planet. By allowing this decline to continue, we erode the very foundations of our existence.
IUCN Save Our Species’ current portfolio is made up of almost 90 projects from all over the world. They are integrated into region-focused or species-focused initiatives.
NEW: As part of our SOS African Wildlife initiative, co-funded by the European Union, we are happy to announce that we are now inviting proposals for Threatened Species Grants. This call is open to Civil Society Organisations, and the maximum grant size will be 300,000 Euro, for a maximum duration of 24 months. Apply here.
Rapid Action Grants are now available for projects targeting terrestrial or freshwater threatened species in South Africa. Find out more here.
IUCN Save Our Species supports science-based conservation action that saves animals and plants from extinction.