SUBTITLE: "Conservation through ethnobotanical training"
This video shows some of the practical outcomes of the global People and Plants Initiative for field conservation, starting with botanical inventory as one of the most basic, yet most necessary, steps for conservation and resource management. It then illustrates the types of approaches taken in combining training and research on solutions to field conservation problems.
It covers People and Plants projects in Africa, Asia and the. South Pacific where applied ethnobotanical work takes places in key sites representing eight of the Global 200 priority eco-regions, five of which are critically endangered.
Because the link between people and plants is so fundamental to the conservation of both biological and cultural diversity, it concentrates on the core of our capacity building: training in applied ethnobotany, providing people with inter-disciplinary skills highly relevant to conservation action.
The video ends with an answer to the question: what happens when the People and Plants Initiative ends?
Credits: Tony Cunningham, director. WWF, producer ; UNESCO, producer. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, co-producer.
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