Great Vicuña Area
Great Guanaco Area
1. Red List Commission
Arzamendia, Yanina - Baldo, Jorge - Franklin, Bill - Funes, Martín - González, Benito - Grimberg, Moisés - Hoces, Domingo - Ovejero, Ramiro - Wheeler, Jane
2. Membership Commission
The objective of the Membership Commission is to receive, analyse and issue a decision on professionals who apply to become Members of the GECS based upon an evaluation protocol. Those who join the Group are included as Active Members and recognized by the IUCN.
Marino, Andrea -Wheeler, Jane - Lichtenstein, Gabriela
Nadine Renaudeau d'Arc
3. Newsletter Commission
The objective of the Newsletter Commission is to receive, evaluate and publish annually a digital newsletter on scientific works, notes, comments and news related to the conservation of wild South American Camelids, elaborated by members of the GECS. It also publishes work by professionals not members of the Group that are of interest for the conservation of the species of concern.
Editor: Puig, Silvia
Participants: Flores, Celina - Iranzo, Esperanza - Sahley, Catherine - Videla, Fernando - Ana Warwrzyk
4. Animal Welfare Commission
The Animal Welfare Commission aims to provide basic guidelines for the rational utilization of wild South American camelid populations (guanacos and vicuñas) from their products, mainly fibre and in some cases their meat, that include Animal Welfare criteria, which has ethical and commercial applications relevant to management and sustainability.
5. Communication and Education Commission
The objective of the Communication and Education Commission is to strengthen the work of the Group through creative, participatory, innovative and effective communication and education, as instruments to contribute to the knowledge and appreciation of South American wild camelid species, their habitat and the associated cultural dimensions.
6. Hunting and control commission
The Commission for the Control of Poaching and Illegal Trafficking in South American Camelids has the objective of articulating measures for the reduction of poaching and illegal trafficking that affects the status and well-being of wild South American Camelids (CSAS) based on scientific research, gathering and disseminating pertinent information to relevant agencies and organizations, and participating in national and international actions.
Participants: Arias, Dirki - Funes, Martín - González, Benito - Grimberg, Moisés - Hoces, Domingo - Maydana, Daniel - Soto, Nicolás - Tuppia, Pilar - Huallata, Corsino
7. External Affairs Committee
The External Relations Commission is responsible for coordinating linkages and advice of GECS to international conventions such as the Vicuña Convention, IPBES or CITES, as well as coordination with other IUCN Commissions and National Committees. It also provides advice and requests from national public bodies.
Participantes: Acebes, Pablo - Baigun, Román - Bonacic, Cristian - Funes, Martín - Sahley, Catherine
8. Funding Committee
This commission is in charge of the active search for funding to cover GECS operating expenses, as well as, assist in the financing of GECS members involved in fund-raising activities
Participants: González, Benito - Lichtenstein, Gabriela
9. Translocation commission
This Commission focuses on guiding and advising governmental, NGO and private organizations on decision-making and actions regarding the translocation of guanacos and vicuñas for conservation purposes. We base our work on the recommendations of the IUCN, which analyses the feasibility, risks and implementation designs to develop programs that allow the generation of viable, functional and self-sustaining populations.
Participants: González, Benito - Zapata, Beatriz - Grimberg, Moisés