IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) (External organisation)

Activity: MembershipMembership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar


Member of the IUCN ASAP Specialists Group

The IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) is a coalition working together to halt the extinction of ASAP species – Critically Endangered land and freshwater vertebrates found in Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia is globally important for biodiversity, but has high levels of threatened species. The region has among the world’s fastest recent rates of habitat loss and has seen an explosion in over-exploitation of wildlife. These are major drivers of species population declines and local extinctions in the region.

Averting species extinctions is now widely recognised as an important component to maintaining effective ecosystem function and human well-being. The need for focused and determined action to avoid species extinctions in Southeast Asia has never been more urgent than it is now.
Held atIUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP), Singapore
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Asian Species
  • Threatened Species
  • IUCN, Red List, extinction risk
  • (IUCN) International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • Sustainability Development Goals