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The Conservation of medicinal plants : proceedings of an international consultation, 21-27 March 1988 held at Chiang Mai, Thailand

Author: Olayiwola AkereleV H HeywoodHugh SyngeWorld Health Organization.International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.All authors
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olayiwola Akerele; V H Heywood; Hugh Synge; World Health Organization.; International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.; World Wide Fund for Nature.; United Nations Environment Programme.
ISBN: 0521392063 9780521392068
OCLC Number: 28344680
Description: xvi, 362 pages : illustrations
Contents: Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; The Chiang Mai Declaration; Part I. Introduction: 1. Medicinal plants: policies and priorities O. Akerele; 2. The joint IUCN-WWF plants conservation programme and its interest in medicinal plants O. Hamann; Part II. The Issue of Medicinal Plants: 3. Global importance of medicinal plants N. R. Farnsworth and D. D. Soejarto; 4. Traditional knowledge of medicinal plants - the search for new jungle medicines M. J. Plotkin; 5. The reason for ethnobotanical conservation R. E. Schultes; Part III. Science, Industry and Medicinal Plants: 6. Valuing the biodiversity of medicinal plants P. P. Principe; 7. Economic aspects of exploitation of medicinal plants A. Husain; 8. Industry and the conservation of medicinal plants A. Bonati; 9. Information systems and databases for the conservation of medicinal plants H. Synge and V. Heywood; Part IV. Techniques to Conserve Medicinal Plants: 10. Agronomy applied to medicinal plant conservation D. Palevitch; 11. Biotechnology in the production and conservation of medicinal plants H. M. Schumacher; 12. Enhancing the role of protected areas in conserving medicinal plants J. A. McNeely and J. W. Thorsell; 13. Botanic gardens and the conservation of medicinal plants V. Heywood; 14. The role of Chinese botanical gardens in conservation of medicinal plants He Shan-an and Cheng Zhong-ming; Part V. Policies to Conserve Medicinal Plants: 15. Policies and organisation for medicinal plant conservation in Sri Lanka W. J. M. Lokubandara; 16. Experience in the conservation of medicinal plants in Sri Lanka L. de Alwis; 17. The conservation of medicinal plants used in primary health care in Thailand Pricha Desawadi; 18. Medicinal plants and the law C. de Klemm; 19. Let's stop talking to ourselves: the need for public awareness P. S. Wachtel; 20. Germplasm, genetic erosion and the conservation of Indonesian medicinal plants M. A. Rifai and K. Kartawinata; Part VI. Experiences from Programmes to Conserve Medicinal Plants: 21. Medicinal plants in India: approaches to exploitation and conservation S. K. Alok; 22. The Chinese approach to medicinal plants - their utilisation and conservation Xiao Pei-gen; 23. Conservation of medicinal plants in Kenya J. O. Kokwaro; 24. Complexity and conservation of medicinal plants: anthropological cases from Peru and Indonesia C. Padoch, T. C. Jessup, H. Soedjito and K. Kartawinata; 25. Utilisation of indigenous medicinal plants and their conservation in Bangladesh A. S. Islam; 26. Development of a conservation policy on commercially exploited medicinal plants: a case study from Southern Africa A. B. Cunningham; 27. Proposals for international collaboration O. Akerele.
Responsibility: edited by Olayiwola Akerele, Vernon Heywood, and Hugh Synge ; [organized by the World Health Organization(WHO), IUCN -- the World Conservation Union, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in association with the Ministry of Health of the Royal Thai Government ; sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme, in technical collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)].

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