IUCN Carnivorous Plant Specialist Group
Who We Are
What We Do
IUCN Red List
Genera of Carnivorous Plants
Species of Most Concern
The Carnivorous Plant Specialist Group (CPSG) consists of a group of volunteers dedicated to the common goal of assisting in the conservation of all Genera of Carnivorous Plants. There are only two official positions within the CPSG, that of 'Chair', currently held by Robert Cantley, and that of 'Red List Focal Point' currently held by Dr Charles Clarke. Their Bio's appear below.
Our Patron is Sir David Attenborough who needs no introduction. Sir David takes a keen interest in the CPSG and conservation of carnivorous plants in general.
Robert Cantley was educated as a physicist and then later as an electronics engineer, with his final “real” job being a police officer in Hong Kong. Along the way he became interested in Nepenthes when living in Brunei, where he ran a small nursery business from 1984 -1990 whilst also pursuing his many other interests. In 1997 he resigned from the Royal Hong Kong Police to start 'Borneo Exotics'
in Sri Lanka. Borneo Exotics is a business venture employing over 80 people but also plays a role in conservation, by legally propagating many endangered species of Carnivorous plants using state of the art plant tissue culture techniques.
Robert has been involved with conservation work with carnivorous plants since his late teens and contributed data of many taxa of Nepenthes that helped form earlier versions of the Red List.
RED LIST FOCAL POINT
Dr. Charles M. Clarke
Bio will be provided shortly.
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