Linking Biodiversity & Health – Looking back


Despite the recognition for the linkages between biodiversity and health, there is a need to further strengthen traditional understanding and practices relating to health at the community level. Such a comprehensive assessment of the many factors contributing to health—including biological resources, knowledge and human resources, socio-cultural resources and related policy processes—should involve attention to medicinal plant and animal products, dietary and nutritional aspects, access to these resources, ecosystem integrity, landscape values, rights of practitioners and opportunities for livelihood enhancement. Read more about how the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative was launched during the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11) in Hyderabad, India in October 2012 here in Traffic’s webstory