Safety Nets for Medicinal Plants
One of the specific aims of our 5 year plan (2007 – 2012) is to enhance the conservation of threatened medicinal and nutritious plants to address human well-being and livelihood issues as a contribution towards Targets 3 and 13 of the GSPC.
We asked botanic gardens for their input on medicinal plant conservation and we had a fantastic response. BGCI would like to thank everyone who gave us their valuable input. You can read the results in "Plants for Life:Medicinal plant conservation and botanic gardens.(PDF 2.6MB)"
This information will help to define priorities for both in situ and ex situ conservation programmes and to facilitate best practice and priority activities for implementation. We are already using the findings to put together some exciting plans to conserve the most threatened medicinal plants around the world.
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.
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.
Zulu Medicinal Plants
This inventory of nearly 1000 plants used in Zulu traditional medicine is based on a survey dating from the late-19th century to the present.