IUCN SSC IGUANA SPECIALIST GROUP ETHICS AND CODE OF CONDUCT STATEMENT
The IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group (ISG) is a coalition of iguana conservationists with diverse backgrounds and skillsets focused on a mission to prioritize and facilitate conservation, science, and awareness programs that help ensure the survival of wild iguanas and their habitats. Ethical behavior is important to accomplish this mission and ISG members are expected to display ethical conduct in all professional contexts. Members will be honest, respectful, and impartial and not discriminate against others, nor practice or condone harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, race, color, national origin, age, economic status, or disability. At its scientific meetings, the ISG will provide an inclusive, welcoming and safe environment for all delegates, and will not tolerate harassment in any form and expects professional behavior from all participants.
ISG members will seek to minimize adverse effects of their work. In conducting their work, members will comply with all applicable standards, rules, and laws enacted to protect researchers and study organisms. This includes obtaining Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) permits, collection permits, export and import permits, and any additional required permissions. In addition, ISG members are expected to be sensitive to local customs and needs.