SSC Groups

Medicinal Plant

Silphion, an extinct medicinal plant, is the logo of the MPSG

IUCN SSC Medicinal Plant Specialist Group Co-Chairs: Danna Leaman and Anastasiya Timoshyna
IUCN SSC Red List Authority Coordinator: Danna Leaman

The IUCN SSC Medicinal Plant Specialist Group (MPSG) is a global network of specialists contributing within our own institutions and in our own regions, as well as world-wide, to the conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants. The MPSG was founded in 1994 to increase global awareness of conservation threats to medicinal plants, and to promote sustainable use and conservation action.


Welcome to the home page of the IUCN SSC Medicinal Plant Specialist Group (MPSG). MPSG is one of more than 160 Specialist Groups that are part of the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 

MPSG is a global network of specialists contributing within our own institutions and in our own regions, as well as world-wide, to the conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants. The MPSG was founded in 1994 to increase global awareness of conservation threats to medicinal plants, and to promote sustainable use and conservation action.

For the list of latest members in the Medicinal Plant specialist group, please check the IUCN Union Portal

For inquiries about membership or amendments to member information, please email: commissions@iucn.org

For more information about the activities of the group contact the Co-Chairs.

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