Issue 26: Traditional plants

Links

TRAFFIC

TRAFFIC is an international NGO, founded in the 1970s, whose mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC international is based in Cambridge, UK, with 22 offices in eight regional programmes around the world. Link | Read more...

The Research Initiative on Traditional Antimalarial Methods (RITAM)

This initiative was launched in 1999 as a collaboration between WHO, the Global Initiative for Traditional Systems of Health (GIFTS), the University of Oxford, and researchers throughout the world who are investigating the antimalarial properties of plants. | Read more...

SA Health Info

SA HealthInfo is a research tool and service hosted by the South African Medical Research Council (MRC) to support innovation and improved decision-making in southern African health sectors. Traditional medicine is one focus area, and the website... Link | Read more...

Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT)

The Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions is a charity that was founded in 1993 to promote India's self reliance in primary health care and to help India's traditional knowledge make a contribution to the world of medicine. | Read more...

Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

CIFOR is an international research institution committed to conserving forests and improving the livelihoods of people in the tropics. The organisation has headquarters in Bogor, Indonesia but works in over 30 countries. Link | Read more...

Centre for International Ethnomedicinal Education and Research (CIEER)

The Centre for International Ethnomedicinal Education and Research is an educational and research organisation that aims to establish a focal point for the exchange of ethnomedicinal knowledge and an international network of ethnobotanical researchers. Link | Read more...

Interfacing different worlds: local skills and field computers

Bringing together local knowledge with user-friendly GIS technology, the innovative CyberTracker system holds considerable potential for resource mapping by local people. Recognizing the potential of the CyberTracker for monitoring plant use, the... | Read more...

Barcodes help to mainstream traditional medicine in South Africa

Ever since democratic elections ended white rule in 1994, the African National Congress government of President Nelson Mandela has pledged to incorporate the estimated 200,000 traditional African healers into the country's conventional health care system. | Read more...

San/Pfizer Benefit Sharing Agreement

A recently concluded agreement between the attorneys of the San of Southern Africa and the transnational pharmaceutical company Pfizer is encouraging. For centuries the scientific knowledge and intellectual systems of the people of Africa and elsewhere... | Read more...

Centre for International Ethnomedicinal

CIEER is an education and research organization that promotes the exchange of ethnomedicinal knowledge worldwide. The CIEER website offers links to bibliographies, publications, research projects and events, and provides access to an international network of ethnobotany researchers. Link | Read more...

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