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Medicinal plant trade, conservation and local livelihoods in southern Morocco


Ref: 20013
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Gary Martin
Lead Institution: GDF - Global Diversity Foundation
Host Country Institutions: Rabat University - Botany, Rabat University - Science Institute, Cadi Ayyad University - HEE, High Atlas Foundation, MoEMWE - Morocco
Start Date: 2013-04-01
End Date: 2016-03-31
Funding: £279,950.00
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Status: Current
Regions: North Africa
Countries: Morocco
Purpose: Conservation assessment, sustainable harvesting, cultivation and protection of ten wild-crafted medicinal roots in two High Atlas Amazigh rural townships contributes to: • viable income increases for medicinal plant collectors and supplementary livelihood benefits for other community members • conservation of vulnerable plant species in protected areas, forest domains and agdals (community conserved areas) leading to effective management and governance of genetic, species and landscape diversity in Important Plant Areas representative of unique High Atlas Mediterranean vegetation types; • nondirect benefits from Moroccan policy changes related to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation; • building of individual capacity and multi-institutional partnerships on conservation and sustainable livelihoods.
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Documents:
Title: 20-013 App St2 - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 20-013 HR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 20-013 HR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 20-013 AR1 - Edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 20-013 AR2 - Edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 20-013 FR 2 - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]