Article: Achieving the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in the Moroccan High Atlas
Darwin Initiative Newsletter, May 2018
Darwin Initiative, a longtime supporter of Global Diversity Foundation’s projects, launched their latest newsletter yesterday on International Day for Biological Diversity, which this year is themed on “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity” to mark the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
The Darwin Initiative funds our project on “Mobilising useful plant conservation to enhance Atlas Mountain community livelihoods”. In this newsletter edition, we describe how this project, a component of our wider High Atlas Cultural Landscapes programme, contributes to halting the continuing loss of plant diversity. Read about plant conservation actions in the High Atlas, something we believe can only be effective in the long- term through close collaboration with and support for local plant stewards, users and knowledge-holders – i.e. the communities themselves.