Conservation NGOs

A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a not-for-profit organization that is independent from states and international governmental organizations. They are highly diverse groups of organizations engaged in a wide range of activities, and take different forms in different parts of the world. NGO’s responsible for horseshoe crab conservation are listed below by U.S. state and by other countries. We highlight the Ecological Research & Development Group Inc. and the IUCN SSC Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group not because their work is of greater significance, but because they are the only NGO’s with a global focus as it pertains to the world’s four horseshoe crab species.

Ecological Research & Development Group Inc. (ERDG)

The Ecological Research & Development Group (ERDG), founded in 1995, is a 501(c)3 non-profit wildlife conservation organization, whose primary focus is the conservation of the world’s four horseshoe crab species. Visit About ERDG to learn more.

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group: 

The IUCN SSC Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group is currently revising the IUCN Red List Assessment for the three Asian species of horseshoe crab, (Tachypleus tridentatusTachypleus gigas and Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda) which are currently listed as Data Deficient. Based on available evidence, the Specialist Group believe that many populations of Asian horseshoe crabs have experienced serious decline.

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