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African medicinal plants - Setting priorities at the interface between conservation and primary healthcare

Author(s) Cunningham, A.B.
Year of publication 1993
As pressure is increasing on diminishing medicinal plant sup- plies, constructive resource management and conservation actions must be identified, based upon a clear understanding of the surrounding medicinal plant use. This study seeks to respond to three cen- tral questions: (1) What are the causes behind the depletion of wild populations of medicinal plant species in Africa? (2) Which species are of particular concern and should be given priority for positive action? (3) What can be done to ensure the effective conservation of all medicinal plant species?
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Multiple use