Conserving medicinal species : securing a healthy future

Complete Title: 
Conserving medicinal species : securing a healthy future
IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

Wild plant species are used for medicine in most countries of the world. A recent survey conducted by members of the Medicinal Plant Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission suggests that 72,000 species of higher plants are used medicinally worldwide, approximately 17% of the world’s higher plant flora. This publication contains a series of papers presented during the Global Synthesis Workshop on “Biodiversity loss and species extinction: managing risk in a changing world” held at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Bangkok, Thailand in 2004 and recognizes the importance of medicinal plants and other components of biodiversity to human welfare.

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Colombo : IUCN Ecosystems and Livelihoods Group Asia, 2006
Physical Description: 
vii, 180p. : ill., maps
Publication Year: 
2006
ISBN: 
955-8177-41-5
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Includes bibliographic references

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Number of copies: 
2
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Language(s): 
English
Url: 
http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/2006-022.pdf
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