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.
Time is running out for Madagascar – evolution’s last, and greatest, laboratory
Kew scientists warn that unique plants on Madagascar are at risk of extinction
What is this? Seems like orchids... (2 days ago)Marcel van den Broek:
The cover picture on the article? yes hey are orchids 2 (2 days ago)Egon Bangerl:
Last weekend we have a meeting with experts from the botanical garden Vienna and Frankfurt in Nagold/Germany about Madagaskar and the problems there. (9 hours ago)
Invitation to Propose Sites: Conservation Finance Incubator - IUCN
IUCN is seeking to partner with protected and conserved areas to seek and learn ways to improve conservation financing. We are looking for partner site...
An evolving IUCN Red List needs to be both innovative and rigorous (commentary)
In this commentary piece, Craig Hilton-Taylor, head of the IUCN Red List Unit, writes about why it is so crucial that extinction risk for all species across all groups be assessed in a consistent and rigorous way in order to avoid bias and make sure that scarce resources are allocated as efficiently...
Our iconic patron (he's ours too you know) at work..not carnivorous but protect the habitat, protect the species.
What David Attenborough didn’t say at Earth Optimism | World Land Trust
In his speech in the Stories of Hope programme of Earth Optimism, an event which took place in Cambridge last week to celebrate conservation success stories around the world, Sir David Attenborough added his own story.
Poaching is getting to be one of the biggest problems in the fight of keeping species in the wild so future generations also can enjoy them. Please always report all suspected poaching to the authorities!
Experts call for more collaboration and investment in biodiversity monitoring
More investment in on-the-ground monitoring of biodiversity is needed to produce data that can improve environmental decision making and conservation act...
IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas Releases Guidance for Managing Protected Areas in the Face of Climate Change
Protected area managers face enormous challenges: a lack of resources, invasive species, poaching, and development to name to just a few. Now along comes...
Conservation poster on CP's of Lake Chini using Red list data :)
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Our annual report for 2016 is available, with amongst other things the results of the Red List workshop at Kew. Check it out!