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The Species Conservation Toolkit Initiative (SCTI) is a partnership to ensure that the new innovations and tools needed for species risk assessment, conservation planning, and managing populations are developed, are globally available, and are used effectively.  The initiative leverages expertise in population biology, computer programming, and species conservation planning to: build and support modeling tools that are essential to guiding conservation actions for thousands of threatened species in the wild; facilitate the intensive management of hundreds of species that are being protected within ex situ programs; and integrate conservation efforts across the spectrum of management approaches.

SCTI arose in response to a call from the IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG, formerly CBSG) for conservation partners to create and support the technical software tools needed for scientific and effective risk assessments and conservation planning for threatened species. The SCTI builds on the legacy of conservation tools developed by the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), and CPSG, including the software distributed via this website. Links to additional such tools developed by others can be added to this site if the software is freely available and the information is provided to us.

 

 

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