Succeeding with CITES: Sustainable and equitable Jatamansi trade from Nepal

Starting Date: July 2018
Ending Date: March 2021
Location: Mugu & Jumla
Donor(s): Darwin Initiative
Implementation Partner(s): TRAFFICGovernment of NepalFairWildProFoundIUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC)IUCN SSC Medicinal Plant Specialist Group (MPSG)University of Copenhagen and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

This project will deliver a locally-appropriate market-based model for sustainable and equitable Jatamansi (Nardostachys grandiflora) trade from Nepal, supporting Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and Convention on Biological Diversity (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.

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