Tag Archives: Biodiversity

Towards biodiversity conservation & sustainable livelihoods through FairWild certification

The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner TRAFFIC is engaged in promoting biodiversity conservation through sustainable use of economic instruments in the medicinal plants sector. In line with BaCH’s key values, TRAFFIC promotes ethical, inclusive and economically viable management practices. Check out one of TRAFFIC’s pioneering projects in the North-Western Ghats, India and learn more about ways

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Linking Biodiversity & Health – Looking back

Despite the recognition for the linkages between biodiversity and health, there is a need to further strengthen traditional understanding and practices relating to health at the community level. Such a comprehensive assessment of the many factors contributing to health—including biological resources, knowledge and human resources, socio-cultural resources and related policy processes—should involve attention to medicinal plant

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How consumer demand for nutritious & healthy foods stimulate biodiversity conservation

Over the past four decades Bioversity International – a key partner of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative – has been producing innovative solutions based on firm evidence and on the role that on-farm and wild agricultural and forest biodiversity can play in a more nutritious, resilient, productive and adaptable food and agricultural system.

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Creating sustainable livelihood alternatives for the marginalised Bedouin population

The UNDP Equator Initiative, one of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partners, awarded the Medicinal Plants Association for its ground-breaking work on protecting and cultivating endemic species of medicinal plants in the St. Catherine Reserve in Sinai, Egypt with the Equator Prize. By creating a market supply chains for locally produced medicinal herbs,

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Take a virtual tour through India’s #1 research oriented multidisciplinary Ayurveda Hospital

The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner the Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT) is running a full-fledged Ayurveda & Integrative hospital equipped with modern diagnostics facilities: the I-AIM (Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine) Health Care Centre (IHC). Have a look here