• Goldenseal
  • Black Cohosh
  • Laddy Slipper Orchid
  • Trillium
 

Tonnage Surveys of Select North American  Wild-Harvested Plants, 2006–2010

This report presents the findings of surveys conducted by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) to quantify an nual harvests of certain North American herbs in commerce. The specific focus of thes e surveys was on the h arvests in each of the five years from 2006 to 2010 of those plants that are used as ingredients in herbal products and that are subject to, for at leas t some part of their market demand, harvest from wild (uncultivated) populations.

Roberson, E. 2008. Medicinal Plats at Risk. A Native Plant Conservation Campaign Report, completed by the Center For Biological Diversity. BiologicalDiversity.org

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This report presents the findings of the fifth survey conducted by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) to quantify annual harvests of certain North American herbs in commerce. The specific focus of the current survey was on harvests in 2004 and in 2005 of those plants that are used as ingredients in herbal products and that are subject to, for at least some part of their market demand, harvest from wild (uncultivated) populations.
 
  NEW: Click here to download the 2006 to 2010 survey.

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Grassroots activism is the heart of United Plant Savers’ impact on communities of plants and people. Take Action! is full of great examples of projects that can benefit the plants and their habitat: Creating a Medicine Trail, Plant Rescues, Growing a Medicinal Herb Garden and Plant Monitoring Projects plus stories about many interesting projects funded by UpS Community Grants. The articles include wise and practical advice as well as inspiration.

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The Education Guide is intended to provide both curriculum information on the “At Risk” plants and sustainable use of medicinal herbs generally as well as valuable advice on event planning from a garden club talk to a Planting the Future-type conference. In short, the Education Guide is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in giving a presentation on native medicinal plants. Many pages and sections of the Guide can be copied for use as handouts.
  • Paragraphs on each of the “at risk” plants including the reasons each is considered at risk, botanical and medicinal information.
  • Handout-formatted “at risk” and “to watch” lists.
  • Sustainable use of herbal medicine / wildcrafting guidelines.
  • Section on giving a presentation on native medicinal plant conservation.
  • Information on Partners in Education, the Botanical Sanctuary Network and other projects
  • Section of resources like books, journals, websites and other organizations.
Download and read this informative educational guide.

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