To initiate the discussion, we would like to share with you what my team and I have been thinking. But please do not feel constrained by this, as we would like to hear what you have to say, whether it is in agreement or not with our ideas.

Continuity

We will sustain as much as possible the work carried by Simon Stuart as SSC Chair and implement the Species Strategic Plan 2017-2020, but we will also continue to discuss ideas internally and externally to further align the future of SSC to global conservation needs.

We have held meetings with the Chair’s staff and Global Species Programme (GSP) personnel to discuss their expectations after the elections. They are very pleased with how SSC and GSP currently interact, and have thoughts about how to improve the collaboration even further.