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GALLIFORMES SPECIALIST GROUP - GSG

gsglogoThe Galliformes Specialist Group results from merging the five former Specialist Groups for the Galliformes: Grouse, Pheasants, Partridges-Quails-and-Francolins(PQF), Megapodes, Cracids, and including the Tinamous.

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GSG stands for a single IUCN/SSC 'Galliformes Specialist Group', and no longer for 'Grouse Specialist Group' alone.

 

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MISSION, STATUS and CONSTITUTION

The GSG is committed to the world wide conservation and sustainable management of all native populations of Galliformes* species and their habitats.

The GSG operates under the authority of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The GSG is a voluntary self-help network of field scientists, wildlife managers, conservationists, aviculturists and educators.

The Co-Chairs are appointed by the Chair of the SSC, normally for the 4-year period between IUCN World Conservation Congress meetings (i.e. 2009-12). The Co-Chairs appoint the membership according to SSC guidelines. An international Co-Chairs’ Advisory Board assists the Co-Chairs in running the GSG. The implementation of any project undertaken with GSG endorsement is the responsibility of an independent Principal Investigator (PI), who may or may not be a GSG Member.

* For a limited period, the GSG has also agreed to act as an umbrella for similar work on Tinamiformes species.

OBJECTIVES

The GSG strives to achieve its mission though a set of linked activities:

 

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