Promote communication and education
for understanding, evaluating, and conserving, valuation and conservation of natural populations and their habitat.
Conservation and sustainable use
of South American wild camelids.
Provide scientific-technical information
for long-term planning, management, protection and conservation.
Influence technical and political decision making
by providing recommendations based upon scientific information.
Development and implementation of sustainable use strategies,
with emphasis on animal welfare and the impact on local socio-economic communities.
GECS NEWS Magazine
GECS News is an annual publication of the South American Camelid Specialist Group (GECS), which is part of the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). The magazine is intended for the dissemination of knowledge and news that contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of wild vicuñas and guanacos. [+]
What is the GECS
The GECS (South American Camelid Specialist Group) is one of more than 100 volunteer expert groups in the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Our group works along with more than 7,000 volunteers of the SSC, all working together towards achieving the vision of “A world that values and conserves present levels of biodiversity”. (+)
Se han descrito dos subespecies geográficas: la del Sur Vicugna vicugna vicugna Molina, 1782 y la del Norte