orchid conservation
orchid conservation 1997

How to Cite

Atwood, J. T. (1997). SOME THOUGHTS ON ORCHID CONSERVATION 97. Selbyana, 18(2), 151. Retrieved from


When we first conceived a conference on Orchid Conservation, we knew we were embarking into difficult territory. While participants largely espouse Appendix I of CITES as it now stands, much of the listing on Appendix II may have hindered ex situ conservation as well as efforts by taxonomists to collect and document diversity. Discussions of conservation issues are usually restricted to variously chosen experts such as those that conprise the Orchid Specialists Group of the IUCN. In Orchid Conservation 97 we decided to try a more democratic approach, one in which lay persons would be invited to speak along with professionals. This proliferated ideas that could not have been floored had only experts been selected to participate. 


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