Oldfield, Sara
July 2012
BGjournal;Jul2012, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p3
Case Study
The presents case studies of wild plants including Schisandra sphenanthera harvested in China for medical use, perennial herb Trichopus zeylanicus used by Kani people, and succulent plant Euphorbia antisyphilitica included in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species' (CITES) appendix II. Also mentions Botanic Gardens Conservation International's (BGCI) role in sustainable management of wild plants for rural livelihoods' poverty alleviation.


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