CONSERVATION AND THE IPS
The International Palm Society, Inc. is operated solely and exclusively for scientific and/or educational purposes related to the study of palms, their propagation, culture, conservation, care, and development.
CURRENT ENDOWMENT PROJECTS
For more information about IPS Endowments, click here.
The IPS fully supports the conservation of palm biodiversity and indigenous knowledge. Through its quarterly journal, PALMS, its website and through grants to individuals from the Endowment Fund, the IPS furthers education and research-based conservation. PALMS regularly features articles highlighting palm conservation needs and documenting indigenous knowledge. The IPS is aware of the threats to palms from habitat loss, climate change, over-exploitation and invasive species. The IPS recognizes the need for conservation at both the species and habitat levels and for ex situ conservation through horticulture.
PLANT MATERIAL TRANSPORT LINKS
Before shipping any plants across state, territory, department, or international borders, be responsible and become familiar with the applicable rules and regulations for both the point of origin and the destination of any such shipment. The IPS recognizes and supports responsible practices to prevent the spread of pests and diseases and for protection of endangered species. YOU ARE THE “IMPORTER OF RECORD.”
The following links are intended to help guide our members, but the list is by no means complete or exhaustive. Use online search tools to find similar links for your particular region.
Australian Government Department of Agriculture: How to Import Plants into Australia