Succeeding with CITES: Sustainable and equitable Jatamansi trade from Nepal
Dr Anastasia Timoshyna
TRAFFIC International, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)
Host Country Institutions:
ANSAB Nepal, Government of Nepal - Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, ProFound – Advisers In Development, Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, The FairWild Foundation
This project will facilitate the change in legislative context of Nepal to enable sustainable and legal trade in CITES-listed species. It will deliver a locally-appropriate market-based model for sustainable and equitable Jatamansi (Nardostachys grandiflora) trade from Nepal, supporting CITES and CBD commitments and addressing the combined threats to local incomes and healthcare of biodiversity loss, habitat degradation and declining access to natural resources linked to overharvest of medicinal species. Conservation of Jatamansi populations, increase in harvester and enterprise incomes in two key production sites in Nepal (Jumla and Mugu districts) and CITES compliance supported through FairWild application and training.