Orchid Conservation Alliance
CONSERVING ORCHIDS AND THEIR NATIVE HABITATS
The Orchid Conservation Alliance, founded in 2006, promotes the conservation of orchids and orchid habitat around the world. Currently we have reserves in Brazil, Ecuador, and Colombia, however, we are open to orchid conservation anywhere. Preservation of natural orchid habitat preserves the orchids, their pollinators, their genetic diversity, and other fauna, as well as the birds, frogs, insects, reptiles, and mammals in the forests where they live.
Why the OCA is an Alliance
It is important to have a broad base of supporters come together, to form an Alliance, to protect orchids. Here’s why: Together we can do much more than any one member alone, and together, the alliance will survive the departure of any one member. So far, 548 individuals and 35 orchid societies have joined the OCA. The San Francisco Orchid Society is a proud supporter of the OCA and its activities. Help us to support this very worthwhile organization!
An Evening of Conservation
This year the OCA is holding special evening event at Shin Dig, 405 Irving Street, on Saturday February 23. The event features wine and beverages, food, a guest lecture by Steve Kirby on Orchid Conservation Efforts in Costa Rica, and a special orchid auction. Proceeds will go towards the OCA fund drive to raise money for a new reserve in Colombia. You can purchase your tickets at the Orchid Conservation Alliance Booth in the Display area. $100 per person. All proceeds go towards orchid habitat preservation. The OCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.