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BGCI forms new partnership with IOS to enhance cacti and succulent collections worldwide

14 August 2009

IOS logoThe International Organization for Succulent Plant Study (IOS) was established in 1950 to promote the study of succulent and allied plants and to encourage international cooperation amongst those interested in them.

Working together as Conservation Partners, BGCI and the IOS have agreed to revive a Reserve Collections Initiative; reviewing global cacti and succulent collections and providing tools to enhance the conservation value of these important collections.

We aim to facilitate co-operation amongst scientists and amateurs interested in the research and conservation of succulent plants - please get in touch if you would like to be involved in this initiative.

The next meeting of the IOS will be in March 2010 in Gran Canaria.  BGCI will be there to discuss ways of enhancing and maintaining long-term valuable collections of cacti and other succulent plants, and the role these collections play for in situ conservation.

agave aloe pillansii cactus flower 

lithops

 

 Agave spp.

 Aloe pillansii (Ian Oliver)

 Collection at Cordoba

Botanic Garden, Argentina

 Threatened

Didimaotus lapidiformis

 

Email us to get involved in the Reserve Collections Initiative for Cacti and Succulents

 

 

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International Organisation for Succulent Plant Study (IOS)
The International Organization for Succulent Plant Study (IOS) was established in 1950 in Switzerland, with the aim to promote the study and conservation of succulent and allied plants and to encourage international co-operation amongst those interested in them.

Peruvian Cactus Society
Sociedad Peruana de Cactus y Suculentas (SPECS) is a non profit, non governmental association founded in 1987 whose aim is the study and conservation of Cacti and Succulents, focusing native (and indeed unknown) species.

Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia
Established in 1927, the Society aims to advance and encourage the cultivation and maintenance of Cacti and Succulents, as well as to secure and circulate all reliable information pertaining the maintenance of such plants.

British Cactus and Succulent Society
The objectives of the Society are to promote the study, conservation, propagation and cultivation of cacti and other succulent plants. Membership of the Society is open to all.

The Cactus and Succulent Society of America
The Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA) was founded in 1929 in Pasadena, California. Their primary purpose is to enjoy succulent plants through horticulture, travel and scientific discovery, with a particular concern for habitat preservation and conservation issues in deserts.

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