Tag Archives: livelihoods

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Taking action for conservation and livelihoods at the local level

The Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, a Cape Town based non-governmental organisation, jointly with herbalists and other partners launched Herbanisation – an open access, medicinal street garden project in 2012. The underlying idea is to create livelihood options for local Rasta and Khoi herbalists by upgrading degraded streets capes in economically marginalised areas marked by high unemployment

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The FairWild Standard as a tool for conserving life-saving medicinal plants under threat

An estimated 60,000 Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) species are used globally for their medicinal properties alone. Wild harvest and trade provides a critical source of income, particularly for the rural poor in developing countries. It underpins production of numerous traditional medicines, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and other products. Annual international trade in pharmaceutical plants alone

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The Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources will enter into force

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed in October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan will enter into force on October 12 2014. The protocol finally reached 51 of 50 required ratifications to enter into force. Against the

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Fostering synergies between biodiversity & human health

    Three of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partners the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), Bioversity International and UNEP jointly with other partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO) are conducting a side event on biodiversity, ecosystems and the life-supporting services. On Wednesday 25th of June multiple key

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Working towards island conservation and sustainability

This years International Day for Biodiversity is dedicated to Island Biodiversity and coincides with the designation by the UN General Assembly proclaiming 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States. The theme was chosen to correspond with the timing of COP decision XI/15 paragraph 1(a), in which the Conference of the Parties “urges

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