About CBSG Membership
CBSG is supported by a global volunteer network of 380 professionals, who are invited to be members by the Chair of CBSG. Most of our members work in conservation, and all are invited because they have unique expertise and knowledge which CBSG depends upon to fulfill our mission.
How We Serve Our Members
CBSG promotes and facilitates links between ex situ and in situ conservation efforts by providing a credible and neutral forum for diverse partners to collaborate and use science to solve difficult species conservation problems. For over 30 years, CBSG has been the mechanism through which our members provide expertise to the IUCN and the SSC. Through CBSG, members participate actively in the IUCN, with its more than 1,000 governmental and NGO members, its national and regional programs, and its commissions, including the SSC. We invite our members to attend the CBSG Annual Meeting each year, where issues of conservation concern are discussed and recommendations for conservation action are made. CBSG members receive electronic communications to keep them updated on CBSG activities. Members gain access to the CBSG LinkedIn group, where they can connect with other conservation professionals around the world.
How Our Members Contribute to CBSG
Our members have assisted in conducting workshops and provided valuable expertise to CBSG staff throughout our history. Members participate in workshops and task forces, collaborate on projects and written reports, help translate our publications, and share their conservation skills with the CBSG community.