IOS International Organization for Succulent Plant Study
The International Organization for Succulent Plant Study (IOS) is a non-governmental organization promoting the study and conservation of succulent plants, and encouraging collaboration among scientists and curators of significant living collections of such plants, professional or amateur.
With its emphasis on research and conservation, IOS seeks to provide an international forum for discussion of scientific and other issues related to succulent plants.
IOS is a strong advocate of conservation and became the first plant organization to publish a Code of Conduct, including guidelines for field research, collection maintenance, and treatment of field-collected material, to which all members are requested to adhere.
The IOS Board invite active succulent plant researchers, students, and other qualified individuals and organizations seriously interested in supporting the study and conservation of such plants to join us and help us achieve our objectives [see IOS_application_form].