Taking botanical trade and conservation seriously

Botanical management and conservation efforts frequently lag behind efforts focused on the more charismatic fauna. Yet, in many places, wild plants and associated non-timber forest products continue to form important parts of rural livelihoods, diets, medicines, and cultural practices. This is particularly so in parts of mainland Southeast Asia, an epicenter of botanical diversity that has been subject to... Read more

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