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  • CITES
  • CITES is an international agreement between governments, aimed to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. (cites.org)
  • Most of these precious plants resources, however, are harvested in the wild and easily traded across borders outside of CITES regulation. (cites.org)
  • world's
  • To conserve this valuable natural resource, IUCN, Plantlife International and TRAFFIC are calling for governments to endorse a revised and updated Global Strategy for Plant Conservation which aims to halt the continuing loss of the world's plant diversity. (iucn.org)
  • "The importance of conserving wild plant resources such as medicinal plants must not be ignored by the world's governments," says Jane Smart, Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group . (iucn.org)
  • globally
  • Furthermore, the harsh climatic conditions in some regions have resulted in a wealth of unique phytochemicals not found in plants from other regions globally. (springer.com)
  • IUCN
  • Although numerous conservation organizations cite the importance of medicinal plants as a reason to conserve biodiversity more generally, it has been TRAFFIC, IUCN and WWF who have led efforts to address sustainability and equity issues associated with commercial trade. (traffic.org)
  • IUCN is working with partners to apply innovative approaches for the protection of medicinal plants in the mountains of the Upper Yangtze ecoregion. (iucn.org)
  • IUCN China Office is working on a literature review regarding "cascade effect" related to medicinal plants and a communication strategy on how to best engage with the relevant stakeholders. (iucn.org)
  • IUCN, Plantlife International and TRAFFIC welcome the positive discussion on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation taking place in Nairobi, Kenya at a meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to the Convention on Biological Diversity, or SBSTTA. (iucn.org)
  • focuses
  • This chapter focuses on the plants of the region with known antidepressant uses and/or those plants which have phytochemistry consistent with antidepressant properties. (springer.com)
  • Unfortunately
  • Unfortunately, wild plant populations are declining the world over. (traffic.org)
  • Unfortunately, this plant is becoming scarce,' said Nzarayebani, standing near a small dry riverbed, which in wetter seasons gushes - temporarily - with water. (voanews.com)
  • wealth
  • This book, containing nearly three hundred medicinal plants, was compiled based on a wealth of botanic and medical references, so that ordinary people can easily identify and use them in their daily lives. (exoticindiaart.com)
  • important
  • These harvested medicinal plants are not only a major source for traditional medicine, but are also used as an important raw material for modern medicine, perfume, cosmetic products, etc. (cites.org)
  • In keeping with such an ideal, Dr Tenzin Dakpa has brought out a new title called Tibetan Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Guide to Identification and Practical Use, which I feel is an important work on this subject. (exoticindiaart.com)
  • Dr. Tenzin Dakpa's new title Tibetan Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Guide to Identification and Practical Use is an important work. (exoticindiaart.com)
  • content
  • Further, the phytochemical content and pharmacological actions, if any, of many plants having medicinal potential remain unassessed by rigorous scientific research to define efficacy and safety. (wikipedia.org)
  • identification
  • Invaluable as an identification guide and pictorial reference, this volume will appeal to colorists of all ages as well as to artists and crafters in need of royalty-free plant illustrations. (doverpublications.com)
  • people
  • Historically, people have collected plants and used them for treating and preventing various symptoms and diseases. (cites.org)
  • To this day, people in East Asian countries use medicinal plants for traditional health care treatments. (cites.org)
  • In particular, many people turn to plants to treat high blood pressure, stomachaches and sexually transmitted infections, among others, herbalists said. (voanews.com)
  • Another village elder, Albert Mutasa, said the disappearance of the long-relied-upon plants was a growing concern for many local people. (voanews.com)
  • Leaves
  • He plucks a few leaves from a shrub nearly hidden amid a thicket of invasive Lantana camara plants, then rubs the leaves between his hands and sniffs the scent. (voanews.com)
  • source
  • The trade also provides a source of income to millions of households involved in collection, with women often playing the major role, and supplies industrial production of a wide array of medicinal and household products. (traffic.org)
  • Useful
  • Several plants from the new colonies were integrated into the existing material medica (pharmaceuticals), with some-such as quinine-proving particularly useful. (warwick.ac.uk)
  • years
  • Nzarayebani said he had seen 10 plants he has long relied on disappear in the past few years. (voanews.com)
  • I used to get a plant known locally as mutsombori to treat various sicknesses at the wetland nearby, but due to the droughts experienced in the past years, the wetland is gone and the plants are gone, too. (voanews.com)