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Over 50,000 medicinal and aromatic plants species are used for health, food and cosmetics, but how to be sustainable?

Over 50,000 medicinal and aromatic plants species are used for health, food and cosmetics, but how to be sustainable?

The panel discussion included presentation by TRAFFIC, emphasizing that by providing these examples of good practices, we hope to promote the understanding among policy makers about the possibility to use wild plants sustainably. The FairWild Standard can be used as a tool to help CBD Parties, other governments and the private sector to implement Targets 11, 12 and 13 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). The FairWild Standard is now available in thirteen different languages – a truly global tool. The FairWild Standard has recently been included into the Japan National Biodiversity Strategy as the best practice instrument for private sector compliance. Over the last 10 years, FairWild Standard was implemented in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. In presentations that followed, the Co-Founder of Pukka Herbs, UK based company, noted that FairWild embodi...

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