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Medicinal Plants Conservation

BGCI is working to secure the future of the world's most threatened medicinal plants.


Safety Nets for Medicinal Plants

The Safety Nets project is about the protection of medicinal plants around the world. Huge pressure on medicinal plant resources, largely from habitat destruction and over-harvesting, is straining nature's ability to cope and we are putting human health at risk as a result.

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Plants for Life: Medicinal Plants Under Threat

BGCI has published the findings of a year-long investigation into the state of medicinal plants around the world.

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CITES and Medicinal Plants Study: A Summary of Findings

BGCI is working to link plant conservation with improvements in human well-being through a new project for threatened medicinal species to help ensure on-going access to vital plant resources. Medicinal plant displays are popular features in gardens, who also contribute research and other services.

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7 August 2012

BGCI launches a global survey of ex situ conifer collections to help plan and prioritise conifer conservation.

BONN, GERMANY
6 June 2008

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) underwent an in-depth review at the 9th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP9) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), held in Bonn, Germany from 19-31 May.

GLOBAL
15 January 2008

Conservationists from around the world have declared 2008 the Year of the Frog to highlight their new campaign to save threatened amphibians from extinction.

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Medicinal Plants - Nature Palace Foundation, Uganda
NFP in Uganda are involved in a project with BGCI of strengthening community collaboration through joint strategic planning with a focus of cultivating essential medicinal plants for income and health promotion at household level. Download this PDF to find out more.