GENETIC RESOURCES CONSERVED BY NATIONAL CENTER FOR GENETIC RESOURCES AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (NACGRAB) NIGERIA AND THE MEDICINAL AND VETERINARY USES OF THESE GENETIC RESOURCES

aspilia africana

by Timothy Oluwafemi Ajiboye The National Center for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB) is the focal point for genetic resources conservation, and the head of the National Centre is the secretary and the registrar of the national committee on variety registration and release. Nigeria has a wide diversity of habitat, from arid areas to swamps …

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MEDICINAL AROMATIC PLANTS OF THE ARID REGION: CALL FOR INTENSIVE CARE

desert cotton or snow bush

by Suzan Shahin In the desert regions, where natural conditions are severe and resources are so limited, each water drop is precious and should be used in the best possible way. Global phenomena such as climate change and global warming are additional stressful conditions, adding to the sharply growing global population leading to more complications …

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A FRANKINCENSE TREE CONSERVATION PROJECT IN OMAN: COLLABORATION BETWEEN AN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY AND A NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANISATION

by Susan Curtis Background Frankincense plays an integral part in the Omani heritage and culture and has been a main source of income for Dhofari communities for centuries. The primary range of the Boswellia sacra tree, a species considered to produce a fine quality resin, is in Oman. The Qarā’ Mountains in Dhofar, the southern …

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BLOOMING HABITAT Regeneration of Trillium govanianum

blooming-habitat

By Dr. Ikram Ur Rahman Sustainable Land Management Program-II UNDP Pakistan Specialists Group in Swat Pakistan under the domain of Mountains and Markets project (2014-2017) not only created and promoted entrepreneurship development among local indigenous communities but endeavored to resume vulnerable plant species in their respective habitats through awareness campaigns among stakeholders. Trillium govanianum (locally …

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CONSERVATION OF NORTH AMERICAN MEDICINAL PLANTS BEGINS WITH COMPREHENSIVE STATUS ASSESSMENT

– Danna J Leaman, Co-Chair and Medicinal Plant Red List Authority, Medicinal Plant Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature (djl@green-world.org) – Clayton Meredith, IUCN Red List Offi cer for Plants, New Mexico BioPark Society – Anne Frances, Lead Botanist and North American Plant Red List Authority, NatureServe Approximately …

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PARADISE FOUND, TRADITIONAL HEALING LOST

Marshall Islands

By Michele Devlin, Dr.PH. and Mark Grey, Ph.D. Climate change and severe weather events are displacing people in rapidly growing numbers. The link among climate change, severe weather events, and long-term population shifts is increasingly receiving attention from human rights, migration, public health, economic, and other global professional sectors. Environmentally induced migration involves “persons who, …

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AT HOME WITH THE LAND

By Meaghan Thompson During a recent dinner conversation with friends, the subject landed on the meaning of place and how one can have the feeling of being “home.” One friend said they didn’t particularly feel at home anywhere, that they could pack up and go as they please. Others expressed how they wouldn’t want to …

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