In this issue, we report leadership changes, and outreach events that have spread the SG work. Also, we are happy to share the launch of the new SG website and logo. Additionally, we want to announce the formation of the newsletter Editorial Committee.
We welcome Yuley Encarnación Piñeyro and Tania Hernández to the specialist group, announce the delay of the Conservation Action-planning Workshop for Copiapoa Cacti, and much more.
In this issue we cover the CSSG participation in the 4th International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SCC) Leader’s Meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the 'Illegal wildlife trade and the persistence of “plant blindness”' as a tool to raise awareness about how plants are threatened by illegal wildlife trade (IWT), among others.
We present the Agave and Yucca Red List assessment workshop and the Aloes from Madagascar workshop. The CSSG participated in the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation Conference in South Africa, the Evidence to Action conference to develop practical opportunities for raising the profile of wild plant species that are actively traded across international markets.