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Parks, People, Planet connections with Biodiversity and Community Health

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is taking currently taking place in Sidney bringing together around 4000 delegates from over 160 countries. This year’s congress is themed Parks, People, Planet: Inspiring Solutions and will showcase the essential role and diverse benefits of protected areas for people and communities. Hence, partners of the Biodiversity and Community

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Raising awareness for the interlinkages between biodiversity & health at CoP 12 in Korea

The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative continuously raises awareness for the complex interlinkages between biodiversity, ecosystem services and health. This is based on the firm belief that biodiversity lies the foundation for human health as it provides healthy ecosystems on which we depend for our food and fresh water or aids in regulating climate

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Medicine in the Mountains: Health and Development in High Asia

If you happen to be in Berlin this week, join the Tibet Colloquim highlighting ‘Medicine in the Mountains’ and issues around health and development in High Asia on 25 June 2014. Drs. Sienna Craig and Kenneth Bauer will discuss their forthcoming monograph, Medicine in the Drawing from decades of field experience in the Himalayas and

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Traditional & wild toolbox launched TODAY

TRAFFIC, a key partner of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative, jointly with WWF just launched an innovative and interactive toolbox around traditional and wild plant species used for traditional medicine and food. The toolbox is part of a larger programme called “Traditional and wild: Promoting traditional collection and use of wild plants to

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Traditional Khmer Medicine and the use and trade of wild plants in Cambodia

The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner, TRAFFIC looks into the use and trade of wild plants and animals in traditional medicine around the globe. In rural areas in countries like Cambodia, traditional medicine is the only form of health care available. A significant proportion of the Cambodian population depends on private sources for

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