Plantlife International, the wild plant conservation charity, has released a report titled "Medicinal plants offer a natural cure for threatened ecosystems".
The report notes that
Medicinal plants are under threat, with potential consequences for the healthcare of millions worldwide. A new Plantlife report outlines a 'blueprint' for their conservation and shows how medicinal plants can be the key to saving whole habitats. Featured in New Scientist magazine, the Plantlife report details 14 successful conservation initiatives in six countries in E Africa and the Himalayas. Click here for the press release or here for the full report PDF (7.8MB).