IntroductionThe Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society (VCPS) is a non profit organisation formed in 1984 primarily for the enjoyment of carnivorous plants (CPs) and also for their study,conservation and cultivation.We have members from all over the world with most being located in South East Australia where the state of Victoria is situated.Members enjoy a quaterly journaland are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings.There is also a seedbankand an extensive CP libraryavailable.There is a forumwhere you can ask questions about CPs , perhaps show off some photos and for general discussions on CPs.Some major events on the VCPS calendarare field tripsand an annual showwhich gives the general public a chance to see some of the best cultivated CPs anywhere in Australia.It is also a chance for them to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the plants.Join today!
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The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in north Queensland is in danger of being mined.It contains priceless wildlife including a Nepenthes Mirabilis habitat.Please sign the online petition to try and save it.
The VCPS recommends the two books listed below.Profits going to the Meadowview CP conservation project in the U.S.A. As of July 2008 $5000 USD has been donated.These books are also included in the VCPS library
Lost Worlds - of the Guyana Highlands
Lost worlds is the first and only comprehensive study of the remarkable natural history of the tepuis of the Guiana Highlands. The strengths of this book include
(1) its uniquely detailed content;
(2) the 248 spectacular figures including breath taking images, maps, historical illustrations and photos;
(3) the very first published images of several species of tepui dwelling plants and animals in their natural habitats. Lost Worlds is up-to-date, comprehensive, focused, well illustrated, and visually beautiful. It is technically written yet is accessible to specialist and non-specialist audiencesand will be a valued source of information for all interested in the natural history of the remarkable tablelands of the Guiana!
Glistening Carnivores - The Sticky-Leaved Insect-Eating Plants
Glistening Carnivores is up-to-date, uniquely detailed, focused, and visually beautiful. It is technically written yet is accessible to specialist and non-specialist audiences and will be a valued source of information for all interested in the sticky-leaved insect-eating plants and carnivorous plants in general!