2020
by Sukhi Development Foundation

Conservation of high quality endangered herb ”Aconitum heterophyllum”

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2020
by Sukhi Development Foundation

Conservation of high quality endangered herb ”Aconitum heterophyllum”

The aim of the project is to conserve high quality endangered herb ”Aconitum heterophyllum” through propagation using in-situ Conservation method and improve management of biodiversity by behavioral and attitudinal change in mountainous communities through improving awareness on bio-diversity conservation and capacity building on propagation and managing of valuable indigenous species.

 

In-situ conservation of red-listed threatened species is urgently required in order to protect the taxon from extinction. For this purpose: (i) proper manuscript and conservation of indigenous knowledge will be documented, (ii) appropriate training of the local communities about the conservation and sustainable utilization of medicinally important flora will be given, (iii) overgrazing and over-harvesting should be abridged, (iv) permanent monitoring programs will be developed, (vi) forest management practices will be promoted that will benefit biodiversity conservation, and (vii) awareness programs on biodiversity conservation at grass root level will be introduced.

Name organisation:
Sukhi Development Foundation
Start date:
01-06-2020
Funding:
€10000
Country/Territory:
Pakistan
Name organisation:
Sukhi Development Foundation
Start date:
01-06-2020
Funding:
€10000
Country/Territory:
Pakistan Africa

Aconitum heterophyllum is a critically endangered wild medicinal herb of alpine Himalaya

The project is implemented by Sukhi Development Foundation (Sukhi), a non-governmental organization working in the Pakistan-administered Kashmir. During this project, Sukhi intends to implement a number of interventions aiming at the conservation of highly endangered herb: “Aconitum heterophyllum” in the Neelum Valley of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, a region administered by Pakistan as a nominally self-governing jurisdiction.

 

Although, this project will focus on conservation of the medicinal plant “Aconitum heterophyllum” while at the same time the project will also focus on conservation of the other medicinal plants in the project area. The overall objective of the project is to promote the conservation, sustainable use and cultivation of endangered medicinal plants particularly: “Aconitum heterophyllum” in the Taobut areas of Neelum Valley, by demonstrating effective approaches at the local level through the active participation of indigenous communities of the area.

 

Hopefully, the project will improve management of biodiversity by creating behavioral and attitudinal change among local indigenous communities on propagation and managing of valuable medicinal plants species.