Approaches to conservation of medicinal plants and traditional knowledge: A focus on the Chittagong Hill Tracts (2010)

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This report documents different approaches to conservation of medicinal plants and traditional knowledge in Bolipara union of Thanchi upazila of Bandarban hill district. This initiative involved the collection of baseline data on medicinal plants and their uses, motivating people towards the uses and practices, identification and knowledge sharing with the traditional healers, establishment of an electronic database and carrying out specific conservation measures and awareness activities. This document also provides a number of recommendations to ensure sustainability of such initiatives for safeguarding medicinal plants and indigenous knowledge associated with them. It is hoped that this account will be useful to the people interested in medicinal plants, especially in developing countries.
Language: English
Imprint: IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and KNCF (Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund), Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh: http://data.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/2010-030.pdf 2010
Series: Report,
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