Welcome to European Committee for Conservation of Bryophytes's

and IUCN SSC Bryophyte Specialist Group's webpage

Read more about what the European Committee for Conservation of Bryophytes (ECCB)

Read more about the IUCN SSC Bryophyte Specialist Group .

What is ECCB?

ECCB was established at the first conference on Bryophyte Conservation in Uppsala 1990. ECCB is composed of a network of bryologists Europe-wide, with members from universities, museums, conservation agencies and private individuals in partnership.

Bryophyte Specialist Group (IUCN SSC)

The Bryophyte Specialist Group [BSG] is one of 130 Specialist Groups of the IUCN Species Survival Commission [SSC] who work for the conservation and long-term survival of all organisms globally. One of the key tools of the SSC are the IUCN Red Lists that assess the risk of extinction of the organisms.


10th ECCB Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, May, 2022.

Conference postponed to 2022!!!


All relevant information can be found on

Conference web page: http://www.eccbmeeting.biol.pmf.hr/

European bryophyte checklists and Red Lists

Hodgetts and al. 2019. A miniature world in decline: European Red List of Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts. Brussels, Belgium: IUCN. pdf 

Hodgetts, N. & Lockhart, N. 2020. Checklist and country status of European bryophytes – update 2020. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 123. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland. pdf

Hodgetts and al. 2020. An annotated checklist of bryophytes of Europe, Macaronesia and Cyprus. Journal of Bryology 42:1-116. pdf