Applied Ethnobotany

Applied Ethnobotany

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Its wise and sensitive approach to working with local people will be relevant in situations throughout the world.' ECOS 'The numerous diagrams, tables of data, information flow charts, fieldwork sketches etc. give a great vibrancy to the work... It deserves a wide readership.' TEG News Wild or non-cultivated plants are crucial to the lives of a large portion of the world's population, providing low-cost building materials, fuel, food supplements, medicines, tools and sources of income. Despite their importance, their vulnerability to harvesting and other social impacts is not well understood. Applied Ethnobotany is the first practical guide to be published on how to manage wild plant species sustainably. This detailed manual on wild plant resources sets out the approaches and field methods involved in participatory work between conservationists, researchers and the primary resource users. Supported by extensive illustrations, it explains how local people can learn to assess the pressures on plant resources and what steps to take to ensure their continued availability. For all those involved in resource management decisions regarding plant species and diversity, and in particular those studying or working in conservation, rural development and park management, this guide is invaluable. Published with WWF, UNESCO and Royal Botanic Gardens KewThis manual is a product of the People and Plants Initiative, a joint programme of WWF, UNESCO and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ... forthcoming) and People, Plants and Protected Areas: a guide to in-situ management by John Tuxill and Gary P Nabhan (1998; reissue 2001). ... John Tuxill and Gary Nabhana#39;s manual focuses on in-situ conservation of crop plant varieties and useful wild plants.

Title:Applied Ethnobotany
Author:Anthony B. Cunningham
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2014-10-14


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