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J. Mt. Sci. (2011) 8: 7586 DOI: 10.1007/s00629-011-1035-6

Summary: J. Mt. Sci. (2011) 8: 75­86
DOI: 10.1007/s00629-011-1035-6
Stakeholder Perspectives on Use, Trade, and Conservation
of Medicinal Plants in the Rasuwa District of Central Nepal
Yadav UPRETY *1,3, Ram C. POUDEL 2, Hugo ASSELIN 3, Emmanuel K. BOON 1, Krishna K.
1 Human Ecology Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 109, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium
2 Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan 650204, China
3 Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Forestry, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, 445, Boulevard de
l'Université, Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, J9X 5E4, Canada
4 Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
* Corresponding author, e-mail: Yadav.Uprety@uqat.ca
© Science Press and Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
Abstract: People's livelihood in several Himalayan
regions largely depends on collection, use, and trade
of medicinal plants. Traditional use is generally not a
problem, but commercial gathering of selected species
to meet increasing national and international demand
can result in over-exploitation. Sustainable
management of medicinal plants requires a clear


Source: Asselin, Hugo - Chaire de recherche du Canada en foresterie autochtone, Département des sciences du développement humain et social, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue


Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology