The CPSG (Conservation Planning Specialist Group) stands under the IUCN umbrella (International Union for the Conservation of Nature).
Through education and conservation projects, the IUCN promotes the creation of a commission that would establish the ground rules and would overlook the implementation of handling guidelines for ex-situ conservation programs.
The CPSG mission is to safeguard threatened species on which the IUCN is focusing by adopting certain measures at the global level. CPSG develops and uses a variety of tools to help conservation professionals to develop effective strategies to avoid the disappearance of threatened species.
The Parques Reunidos Foundation actively collaborates with the IUCN in global conservation programs.
The CPSG mission is to save threatened species from extinction by increasing conservational efficiency at a global level. Some examples include:
Meta-Population Project for the South Island takahë (Porphyrio hochstetteri) – New Zealand
Spruce Grouse Project in Canada (falcipennis canadensis)
Red Panda Conservation Plan (ex-situ and in-situ)/li>
Pickersgill’s reed Frog (hyperolius pichergilli) Conservation Program – South Africa
Eastern barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) Conservation Program – Australia
Program against threats faced by Pacific turtle – Washington, USA
Central America River Turtle (Dermatemys mawii) Conservation Program – Mexico
Last year, through its annual contribution and its membership, the Parques Reunidos Foundation participated in in-situ programs to protect the Southern ground hornbill, the jaguar, the Caribbean manatee, and chimpanzees in Sierra Leone. IT also participated at a think tank meeting to explore possible population control models of populations of wild cats and dogs. Other collaborations included the Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group for a workshop in Indonesian threatened species such as bantengs, anoas, Komodo dragons, and silver gibbons.