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 IUCN SSC Cactus and Succulent Plants Specialist Group (CSSG) aims to promote the conservation of succulent plants across the globe. CSSG is a global network of experts working toward the conservation and sustainable use of cactus and succulents. CSSG guides new research, acting as a source of information and education, hosting regular workshops and more. In 2015, CSSG partnered with Desert Botanical Garden, which acts as the host institution to aid the group in leading, promoting and furthering cactus and succulent conservation efforts worldwide. Currently, there are members in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America.

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Leadership and Contacts

Barbara Goettsch Headshot

CO-CHAIR

Dr. Bárbara Goettsch
Programme Officer, Plants for People
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
barbara.goettsch@iucn.org

Lucas Majure Headshot

CO-CHAIR

Lucas Majure
Keeper, University of Florida Herbarium
University of Florida
lmajure@ufl.edu

Wendy Hodgson Headshot

DEPUTY CHAIR

Wendy C. Hodgson, M.S.
Sr. Research Botanist and Herbarium Curator Emerita
Desert Botanical Garden
whodgson@dbg.org

Kimberlie McCue profile picture - Research and Conservation staff at the Desert Botanicals Garden

PROGRAMME OFFICER

Jael M. Wolf, M.E.S.M.
Programme Officer
IUCN SSC Cactus and Succulent Plants Specialist Group
Desert Botanical Garden
jwolf@dbg.org

Raul Puente profile picture - Research and Conservation staff at the Desert Botanicals Garden

RED LIST AUTHORITY COORDINATOR

Raúl Puente, M.S.
Curator of Living Collections, Research Botanist
Desert Botanical Garden
rpuente@dbg.org

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