Mobilising useful plant conservation to enhance Atlas mountain community livelihoods
Gary J Martin
GDF - Global Diversity Foundation
Host Country Institutions:
MBLA Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association, ABDBO Association de Bienfaisance et de Développement du Bassin de l'Ourika, Imdoukal Znaga Cooperative – Imegdale, Aska cooperative for women and children – Ait M’hamed, High Commission for Water and Forests and Desertification, Regional Directorate of Water and Forests – Haut Atlas-Marrakech, Laboratory of Human Ecology, Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, Cadi Ayyad University, Association des Amis du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Mohamed VI, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, RESING Ressources Ingénierie, BEYA Capital, ARCAD Agropolis Resource Center for Crop Conservation, Adaptation and Diversity, UMR AGAP Joint Research Unit on Genetic Improvement and Adaptation of Mediterranean and Tropical Plants, ICARDA
Integrated conservation of regionally threatened culturally-important plant species and management of Important Plant Areas in the Atlas Mountains is achieved through Amazigh community action and capacity-building, accompanied by improved livelihoods.