In October 2012 the Carnivorous Plant Specialist Group (CPSG) was created as one of about 100 Specialist Groups that form the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN. Run by volunteer experts and with data input from experts and amateur conservationists from around the globe, the mandate of the CPSG is quite broad and is expected to involve conservation projects of all kinds. In some cases existing projects wishing to become IUCN approved may receive guidance or advice from the CPSG. But the initial and most urgent goal of the CPSG is to re-assess all species of all genera of carnivorous plants for the IUCN Red List. Without correct classification, imperilled species cannot receive the appropriate attention to conserve them. Chaired by Robert Cantley and with Sir David Attenborough as Patron, the group is in the process of growing. We invite you to not only like us but als sign up on the ‘Get Involved’ tab of our website www.iucn-cpsg.org. Here you can contribute your knowledge, or just follow our progress by receiving forthcoming Newsletters. The degree of involvement you may have is up to you and there is no membership fee. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello from Bangladesh!
This is my first attempt to find out what I've got in my country. I didn't see any post from here (Bangladesh) though. Very much grateful to Marcel van den Broek and Joseph Griffin for their unconditional support towards my learning. Here is a wild UTRICULARIA from our country. Don't know much about the sub-spices. Asking for the name....
Congrats! We need to ID this Utric. 1 (3 months ago)Johnny Myob:
Looks like either U.aurea or U.australis. 3 (3 months ago)Rafał Barabaś:
Utricularia australis rather not bloom, its important to check if in near places there are living identified utricularia species. I will check at home 🙂 because i can see that its still with no name (21 hours ago)
Thank for adding me
I see two swimming swans (1 week ago)Tung Dominh:
Yes , that s 2 n. maxima x bosh swans..😄 1 (1 week ago)Ernest Tam:
Awaiting their growing 1 (1 week ago)
Alright, I have an odd request for advice.
I work in a living history park and run the 1890's Victorian greenhouse. I am looking to add carnivorous plants to the collection. The tricky thing is I havenever cared for potted carnivorous plants and need a place to start.
Any advice at all is greatly appreciated as I don't want to waste our meager budget by killing plants out of ignorance.
First purchase should be "The Savage Garden" by Peter D'Amato. 4 (1 month ago)Tom Currell:
Ooh are you going to try some of the victorian hybrids? (1 month ago)
Thank you for adding me, Vitor Miranda and Marcel van den Broek!
Overstrand Municipality - Hands Off Fernkloof Nature Reserve
The Overstrand Municipality has drafted an Integrated Management Plan for the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. This without prior consultation with either the Fernkloof Advisory Board or Vogelgat Reserve. Fernkloof is a biodiversity hotspot and the 'Crown Jewel' of Overberg Conservation. Once aga...
Great! We actually hit 1000 members in the IUCN-CPSG discussion group!