The main activities of the Canid Specialist Group include the compilation, synthesis and dissemination of canid related information through strategic planning and resulting Action Plans. Our main dissemination channels include Canid Biology & Conservation, an electronic, peer-reviewed journal, and Canids-L, a mailing list exclusively devoted to Canid biology and conservation with 800+ current members. We maintain a database of current canid research and conservation projects, which will be accessible through this website shortly.
The Chair of the CSG relies on advice from the membership-at-large, and has appointed but two Special Advisers and a small group of Core Members (which include the coordinators of all Working Groups) with whom he consults on specific issues. The CSG holds opportunistic meetings of CSG members alongside international conferences.
The objectives of the CSG are:
- range state government agencies;
- non-governmental organizations, including national and international organizations and potential funding bodies;
- inter-governmental organizations (e.g. IUCN, CITES);
- field projects concerned with canid conservation.
Special effort will be made to target outputs in a manner that meet the needs of the above institutions and agencies.