New to the list

Bertrand von ARX (
Wed, 26 Jul 1995 10:31:20 +0200 (WET-DST)

Hello everybody,

I'm a Conservation Officer at the Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques
in Geneva, Switzerland. I also represent the CITES Management Authority
for plants for Switzerland and I am a long-time grower.
I also chair the IUCN/SSC Carnivorous Plants Specialist Group.

My interests in participating to this list are numerous:

- try to get rid of all the misunderstanding about CITES and CP's;
- get taxonomic and morphologic informations on specific taxa;
- try to understand the major trade patterns of some species;
- discuss about active conservation of the most endangered CP's;
- explains the aims of the IUCN/CPSG and link with the list;
- extend the discussions to the french speaking part of the world
where there are also many CP's: Y'at-il quelqu'un a l'ecoute?

Although I don't have much time to devote to the list, especially
when one gets over 30 messages overnight, I still hope to be able to
contribute actively to the discussions.

Bertrand von ARX
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques
Geneve, Switzerland