Report on the IUCN/SSC/Orchid Specialist Group (OSG) General Meeting, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida, May 20, 2004


plant conservation
orchid conservation
Orchid Specialist Group

How to Cite

Cribb, P., & Ellerbeck, L. (2005). Report on the IUCN/SSC/Orchid Specialist Group (OSG) General Meeting, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida, May 20, 2004. Selbyana, 26(1/2), 363–366. Retrieved from


The Orchid Specialist Group (OSG) of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN also known as World Conservation Union) is an international network of professional and non-professional volunteers committed to the conservation and sustainable utilization of orchid species and their habitats. The OSG, established in 1984, now has more than 200 members from more than 50 countries. Members include leading orchid specialists, each with expertise in various disciplines vital in implementing effective orchid conservation strategies. They include orchid taxonomists, ecologists, population biologists, data managers, commercial and amateur growers, in-vitro propagation experts, seed bank managers, reintroduction and restoration specialists, nature reserve managers, specialists in conservation education and training, and international wildlife legislation experts. More than 150 organizations and societies with conservation interests are represented, including botanic gardens, herbaria, universities, nurseries, government departments, and orchid societies.


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