Why we must care for species survival
http://zims.isis.org/ssc/SpeciesSurvival/GlobalVoice.aspx Link not available anymore as the initiative started in 2008
The Species Survival Commission (SSC) recently launched the initiative GLOBAL VOICE for the RELEVANCE OF SPECIES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THEIR CONSERVATION.
The aim is to collaboratively create a compelling, persuasive statement, multi-authored and readable by experts and non-experts alike, making clear that conserving the world's species is relevant to us all even when weighed against so many other challenges facing people across the world. Herefor wiki technology is used.
To help strengthen this message, the SSC invites you to:
1) click on the link below, read the living document, and add your voice to the conversation;
2) consider putting a link to the wiki on your organization's web site; and
3) send the link to everyone you know both inside and outside the conservation community!
The shared community statement will be presented formally at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona in October 2008.
Thank you for taking these simple actions that will help us to speak with one global voice on behalf of the species of this planet.
Dr. Holly T. Dublin, Chair
Species Survival Commission (SSC)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)