Meet Our Team

The Viper Specialist Group consists of a diverse group of people who all share a passion for snake conservation

We are a united international scientific community that works toward one common goal: saving vipers.

officers

Stephen Spear

Co-chair

USA

Marcio Martins

Co-Red List Authority Coordinator

Brazil

Jesus Sigala-Rodriguez

Co-chair

Mexico

Jelka Crnobrnja Isailovic 

Co-Red List Authority Coordinator

Serbia

 

Stephen Spear

Co-chair

USA

Jesus Sigala-Rodriguez

Co-chair

Mexico

Marcio Martins

Red List Authority Coordinator

Brazil

Anita Malhotra 

Red List Authority Coordinator

UK

 

regional coordinators

  • Jelka Crnobrnja Isailovic, Ph.D. – Europe and North Asia Regional Coordinator 
  • Evgeny Simonov  Europe and North Asia Regional Coordinator 
  • Mahmood Sasa – Mesoamerica Regional Coordinator 
  • Marcio Martins, Ph.D. – South America Regional Coordinator 
  • Pritpal Singh Soorae, M.S. – North Africa/West Asia Regional Coordinator 
  • Rulon Clark, Ph.D. – North America Regional Coordinator 
  • Anita Malhotra, Ph.D. – East Asia Regional Coordinator 
  • Kevin Messenger, Ph.D. – East Asia Regional Coordinator 
  • Bryan Maritz, Ph.D. – Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Coordinator 
A member of the team of the viper specialist group

Members

The IUCN Viper Specialist Group has more than 125 members across our 7 regions. Our members work hard to promote viper conservation through our mission and our vision.

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