Our mission


SOS ensures the long-term survival of threatened species, their habitat and the people who depends on them.

SOS - Save Our Species channels funds from donors to existing frontline conservation actors working to protect from extinction some of the world's most threatened species of plants and animals.

SOS represents one key step in the journey toward saving a species. That process begins with knowledge generated by scientists worldwide and registered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. SOS harnesses the power of the largest network of species experts in the world - the IUCN Species Survival Commission to evaluate project applications on a voluntary basis. It also works closely with its partners to develop the initiative according to strategic priorities. This makes for effective unbiased quality control and allows SOS to optimise conservation return on investment.

Our initiative achieves its mission by:

  • Identifying and selecting the best frontline conservation projects for funding and ensuring grantees achieve their stated objectives.
  • Communicating about projects' work and achievements in order to reach, engage and educate the global community.
  • Connecting people across the public sector, private enterprise and civil society with an effective conservation tool.


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