Working to save the world's most endangered mosses, liverworts and hornworts
Working to save the world's most endangered mosses, liverworts and hornworts

IUCN SSC Bryophyte Specialist Group

Working to save the world's most endangered mosses, liverworts and hornworts


Welcome to the IUCN Species Survival Commission Bryophyte Specialist Group website, kindly housed by the Swedish Species Information Centre.

We are a branch of the Species Survival Commisssion of the IUCN - The World Conservation Union, the world's oldest and largest international conservation organization.

One of the primary missions of the Bryophyte Specialist Group (BSG) is to establish liaisons with people working in countries where endangered bryophytes occur. Currently, we have members in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America.

What's on...

We are now updating the IUCN World Red List...


Atlas of Endangered Bryophytes of Iberian peninsula, Balearic and Canary islands (the ABrA project)

Rare and threatened bryophytes of Ireland


by Neil Lockhart, Nick Hodgetts and David Holyoak

638 pages with excellent colour photos!

Review of the book: Rare threatened bryophytes of Ireland.doc

Portugeese Red List

Atlas and Red Data Book of Threatened Bryophytes of Portugal

Sérgio C., Garcia C.A., Sim-Sim M., Vieira C., Hespanhol H. & Stow S. 2013 – Atlas e Livro Vermelho dos Briófitos Ameaçados de Portugal (Atlas and Red Data Book of Threatened Bryophytes of Portugal) MUHNAC. Lisboa. 464 pp.

This publication is an Atlas and Red Data Book of the Threatened Bryophytes of Portugal and was produced using the most up to date bryofloristic knowledge, until the end of 2012, and based on the criteria and threat categories produced by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The distribution patterns of species were updated.

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