Published 18 June 2020

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2020年6月18日,英国剑桥 —— 传统医药在新冠肺炎的治疗过程中起到了不可忽视的作用,然而其势头或将加剧药用野生植物资源的过度采集。同时,由于需求增加、就业压力上升,许多人可能会为了收入而转向野生植物资源的非法采集。在长远的未来,药用野生植物是否还能持续有效地为人类提供相关药物、食品和健康产品,保障人类健康,这将取决于对野生药用物种的的长期的优先保护与可持续的利用。

The Invisible Trade: Wild plants and you in the time of COVID-19

Report author(s):
Anastasiya Timoshyna, Zhang Ke, Yuqi Yang, Xu Ling, Danna Leaman

Publication date:
June 2020


FairWild Week kicks off on 22nd June 2020, visit the FairWild website for more information.

FairWild Week 2020

About FairWild

The increasing demand for wild plants—as ingredients for food, cosmetics, well-being and medicinal products—poses major ecological and social challenges. The pressure on potentially vulnerable plant species can endanger local ecosystems and the livelihoods of collectors, who often belong to the poorest social groups in the countries of origin.

As a response to these concerns, the FairWild Foundation is working with partners worldwide to improve the conservation, management and sustainable use of wild plants in trade, as well as the livelihoods of rural harvesters involved in wild collection. TRAFFIC has supported the development of the FairWild Standard, and now hosts the organization’s Secretariat under a partnership agreement.