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Category: Empowering Communities
Securing the Future of the Himalayas' Medicinal Plants: An Interview with Ramila Bohara
Nepal boasts a thriving trade network, intricately woven around the commerce of up to 300 medicinal and aromatic plant species. This trade does not solely benefit the global market; it also sustains…
How local communities strengthen the fight against illegal timber trade in Central Africa
The UNFCCC Africa Climate Week (ACW 2022) is unfolding this week in Gabon with the important CITES 1 COP19, CBD COP15 and UNFCCC COP27 also on the horizon. At ACW this week, it is all about…
Chen Hin Keong
World Health Day 2022: The Himalayan plants supporting local livelihoods, health, and biodiversity
Reflecting on the global pandemic and the impacts of climate change, World Health Day 2022 focuses on keeping humans and the planet healthy. To celebrate this, TRAFFIC showcases a Jatamansi plant…
Improving timber trade to unlock sustainable production and consumption
To tackle deforestation and its associated impacts on climate and biodiversity loss, ensuring timber supply chain legality is vital. Home to the world’s second-largest tropical rainforest, the Congo…