Tag Archives: TRAFFIC

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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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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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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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2014 Sustainability Champion Award through the FairWild Standard

The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner TRAFFIC along with other partners of the FairWild Foundation developed the FairWild Standard – a pioneering tool to promote biodiversity conservation through sustainable use. The certification system is applied globally to assess the harvest and trade of wild medicinal plants and ensure a sustainable and fair management. More

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Get inspired by local sustainability innovations

Out of 1,234 nominations from 121 countries, the Equator Initiative, an outstanding partner of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative acknowledged 35 local innovations around the globe. All winners do have something in common: they all demonstrate community-based actions towards sustainability addressing environment, poverty and climate change challenges! Follow the link and get inspired!

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TRAFFIC & the Association of Waorani Women (AMWAE) win the Equator Prize for their outstanding work

Just right on time on World Environment Day (June 5th) the Equator Initiative, one of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partners awarded the Equator Prize. This years Equator Prize honoured 35 local sustainable development innovations for people, nature and resilient communities. Amongst the winners, is a unique partnership between the Waorani, an indigenous

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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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Promoting fair and sustainable harvest, collection and trade of medicinal plants around the globe

TRAFFIC is a founding member of the FairWild Foundation, a pioneering organisation which developed the FairWild Standard as a certification system assessing the harvest and trade of wild medicinal plants and ensuring a sustainable and fair management. The FairWild Standard is being applied throughout the globe. Find out more about the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner’s engagement

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