SSC Groups

Medicinal Plant Specialist Group

     Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil's Claw), Namibia


Welcome to the home page of the IUCN/SSC Medicinal Plant Specialist Group (MPSG). MPSG is one of more than 120 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.




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