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BLOOMING HABITAT Regeneration of Trillium govanianum

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 known as Matar Jari, Tin Patri or Dood Baccha) was introduced as a high market value species in 2012 by ...
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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 2,000 species of medicinal and aromatic plants are native to North America. The conservation status of these species is currently ...
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WINDOWSILL TO THE WORLD OF MEDICINAL PLANTS

by Susan Leopold The inspiration for the 2020 cover of this Journal came from a post made on Instagram not too long ago. A question was asked, “What is your favorite plant podcast?” and hundreds of people engaged. Most fascinating was the response on podcasts that relate to potted indoor plants. According to the New York Times, indoor plants have become extremely popular from podcasts, Instagram accounts, and plant stylists. What does this latest plant ...
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SAVING PLANTS FROM PIPELINE

by Neal Laferriere Sitting with my daughter Aislinn at the top of a steep ridge in Highland County, Virginia, we can see for miles. The beauty of this place is stunning. It is April 14th, 2018, and we as we look down at the beauty of the valley our focus is on a 125 foot path. It cuts up over the ridge we are on and continues for more than two miles across the centennial ...
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PARADISE FOUND, TRADITIONAL HEALING LOST

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, predominantly for reasons of sudden and progressive change in the environment that adversely affects their lives or living conditions, are ...
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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 leave their places of home because of the bonds they felt with the land. As for myself, I fall somewhere ...
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FOR THE WILD

By For the Wild Collective For The Wild’s 1 Million Redwood Project is dedicated to renewing and preserving the biodiversity and resiliency of Cascadia’s temperate rainforest through holistic research, biomimetic reforestation, land conservation, and living libraries of native seed and fungi. In 2011, Ayana Young, then a Columbia University ecology student, was overwhelmed by climate chaos, mass extinction, and struggling to find a voice. That’s when she got involved with Occupy Wall Street, seeing the ...
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