Sharjah International Conservation Forum for Arabian Biodiversity

Sharjah International Conservation Forum for Arabian Biodiversity

The ultimate goal of the forum is to contribute to the development of conservation strategies and action plans for Arabia’s threatened taxa. The workshop is based on the Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP) process developed by the IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG).

The forum itself is a collaborative process and brings together participants with regional expertise in wild and captive management of the taxa under review. These ‘Working Groups’ compile detailed information and assess the threats for each taxon using a systemically designed Taxon Data Sheet to identify conservation needs. Using this information the working group then makes two assessments/recommendations;

  1. Assigns an IUCN Red list Category of Threat.
  2. Formulate recommendations for in situ (a