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Botanic Gardens: Using biodiversity to improve human well-being June 8, 2006

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Health Studies, Life sciences.
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Comprised of over 800 botanic gardens and botanical institutions located around the world, the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BCGI) group has produced this report, which summarises current work undertaken by botanic gardens across the world that relates to human well-being with a focus on nutrition, healthcare, financial poverty alleviation and community support. (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

 It contains information on some specific programs currently in place, such as the work of the Aburi Botanical Garden in Ghana, which has successfully improved local access to medicinal plants by helping communities set up medicinal gardens.

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