North American Orchid Conservation Center

The North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC) works to save endangered orchids in the USA and Canada. About 250 orchid species are native to North America, and many are threatened by habitat destruction, climate change, and illegal poaching. The NAOCC was created by the Smithsonian Institution and the US Botanic Garden to conserve these native treasures. By coordinating a network of botanical gardens and plant experts, the NAOCC is working to establish a national orchid seed bank and a repository for special fungi needed by orchids. With programs that focus on preservation, propagation, and education, the NAOCC wants to ensure the survival of these fascinating plants.

The video below introduces the NAOCC, and includes footage of unusual and uncommon orchid beauties. You can support the NAOCC’s work by donating to their scientific and educational efforts.

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One Comment on “North American Orchid Conservation Center”

  1. Annette Farias Says:

    That is a great tip on an important conservation organization. Brief but very accurate information… Many thanks for sharing this one!