State digs into folk knowledge to discover biodiversity wonders
The Indian Express, 19 February 2013

AHMEDABAD, INDIA: The Gujarat Biodiversity Board has embarked on a massive project to prepare “people’s biodiversity registers” containing comprehensive information about folk knowledge of local biological resources, their medicinal and other uses or any other traditional knowledge associated with them. The board has set up 1,200 biodiversity management committees in 19 districts of the state for preparing such registers, and has signed memoranda of understanding with 102 village panchayats in five districts. Assistance is being provided by experts from various disciplines for scientific documentation of the plant and animal resources. Read the article …