Specialist Group
Oceania Section

The Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) is part of the Species Survival Commission (SSC), which is in turn part of The World Conservation Union (IUCN). The Oceania Section is chaired by Doug Armstrong from Massey University. Click below to see extensive information on:

Reintroduction Projects in NEW ZEALAND
Reintroduction Projects in AUSTRALIA
Reintroduction Projects in the SOUTH PACIFIC
Publications related to Reintroduction in Oceania
People to Contact for Advice on Reintroduction in Oceania
Reintroduction Procedures & Guidelines in Oceania

The aim of the RSG is to provide a network between reintroduction practitioners worldwide, and provide guidance for re-introduction projects. The RSG has produced a set of Guidelines for Re-introductions, a Re-introduction Practitioners Directory, and publishes the annual newsletter "Reintroduction News".  These publications can all be downloaded for free from the main RSG website.  In addition to the Oceania Section, there are RSG sections covering 6 other regions, and sections focusing on 5 different taxa. The overall RSG is run by Frederic Launay (Chairman) and Pritpal Soorae (Secretary), who are based at the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  There are also several other specialist groups within the SSC doing work relevant to reintroduction, including the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group and the Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Contact Doug Armstrong if you have information for this site, want to be listed as a reintroduction contact, and/or want to join the Oceania Section of the RSG.

Contact Micky Soorae if you want to join another section or obtain further information about the RSG.

Contact SSC headquarters SSC headquarters if you want to join the SSC members listserv.

Last updated 13 April 2017