BGCI / IOS Cactus and Succulent Plant Survey
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and the International Organisation for Succulent Plant Study (IOS) are collaborating on an exciting project to review the conservation status of ex situ collections of cactus and succulent plants.
We are conducting an international survey that we anticipate will help move towards the safeguarding of some of the most threatened cacti and succulent taxa in the world.
Updated conservation assessments of all cactus species will be published on the IUCN Red List later in 2013. When these new assessments are published, BGCI will conduct an analysis using data held in our PlantSearch database to determine which threatened species are currently held in ex situ collections. Species currently lacking ex situ conservation will be highlighted as priority species for conservation action and recommendations will be made for their conservation. Please upload your collection list to PlantSearch to ensure the conservation work of your institution is represented in this important survey!
If you are interested in participating in this survey please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
With your help we aim to:
If you are an enthusiastic cacti and/or succulent collection holder please join our effort to further the conservation of these important plants.
BGCI are also collaborating with Ghent University Botanic Garden on a project to carry out a detailed study of the status of ex situ collections of Copiapoa, Eriosyce and Eulychnia. To find out more about this project, click here: A future for cacti?