is Orchid Conservation Int. ?
Orchid Conservation International
- OCI - is an independent, non-profit organization, established to provide
a firm funding base for the work of the Orchid Specialist Group (OSG) of
the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the IUCN - The World Conservation
Union. Orchid Conservation International, Registered Charity Nš 1107354.
is the Orchid Specialist Group?
The Orchid Specialist Group (OSG) is an international network of professional
and non- professional volunteers who are committed to the conservation
and sustainable utilisation of orchid species and their habitats. The OSG
was established in 1984, and now boasts over 200 members from over 50 countries,
including many leading scientists, each with expertise in various disciplines
that are vital in implementing effective orchid conservation strategies.
was Orchid Conservation International established?
The idea for Orchid Conservation International was first conceived in 2003
by a small group of orchid experts and enthusiasts, all of whom are members
of the OSG. The Trustees are Dr Mike Fay (Chair), Dr Phillip Cribb, Prof
Mike Hutchings, Simon Pugh-Jones, Dr David Roberts, Philip Seaton and Dr
the need for Orchid Conservation International?
Orchid conservation has never had a central Trust to conduct activities
such as many animal and bird groups have. It has been established to provide
such a base for worldwide orchid conservation activities. Orchid Conservation
International's objectives have been laid down as follows: