I am deeply honored to have been elected Chair of the SSC. It is hard to find words that express my gratitude for the numerous supporting messages that I have received, which provide the fuel for what will clearly be an exciting and significant professional challenge. I am also very lucky to have an outstanding network to reach out to for council and advice, as it has already become evident after just over a week at the job!
During the first sitting of the 88º Council of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which started today in Gland, Switzerland, Jon Paul Rodríguez was officially named candidate to the Chair of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of IUCN.
Jon Paul Rodríguez is Principal Investigator at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), and is one of the founders and current President of Provita (www.provita.org.ve). Since 2009 he is also Deputy Chair of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).