1. LON-CAPA Logo
  2. Help
  3. Log In

Resources About Us What's New Notice Board Opinion FAQ Archive Feedback Main
Discussion Papers
Lessons Learned
Methods manuals
Regional Activities
Research Techniques
Working Papers
to consider
... Issues to
Journal and

Who is backing us?

Preparation and publication of the People and Plants Handbook has been made possible by grants from:  

UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme; WWF-UK; WWF-International; and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Offices and logistical support have been provided by the Division of Ecological Sciences, UNESCO and the Centre for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 

  ..........     ..........  


Current and coming issues: 

This is number one :

  • Issue 1. Keeping in Touch: Journals, Networks, Newsletters,   Organizations and Professional Societies. 

The following issues are nearing completion:      

  • Issue 2: Protecting Rights and Resources:  The Ethics of Ethnobiology. 
  • Issue 3: Communicating Results: Community and Environmental Education. 
  • Issue 4: Measuring Diversity: Methods of Assessing Biological Resources and Local Knowledge. 

And then, we are just beginning:   

  • Cultivating the Forest: Agroforestry Systems. 
  • Managing Resources: Community Forestry Initiatives. 
  • Reading the Landscape: Cultural Perspectives and Geographical Information Systems. 
  • Healing the World: Ecology, Cultural Transition and the Health of Local Peoples. 

What do you think about the following topics  for later issues? Can you suggest any other emerging topics?   

  • Greening the Earth: Botanical Resource Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones. 
  • Supporting Projects: Grant Writing and Foundations. 
  • Feeding the World: Food and Nutrition from Non-Cultivated Plants. 
  • Growing Diversity: Crop Genetic Resources. 
  • Planting Seeds: Ethnobotanical Gardens and Germplasm Banks. 
  • Inheriting Knowledge: Culture, Conservation and Development. 
  • Gettting Organized: Non-Governmental and Indigenous Organizations. 
  • Harvesting the Forest: Non-Timber Forest Products and Extractivism. 
  • Classifying the World: Systematics and Ethnobiological Classification. 

The editorial  Team:  

  • Gary J. Martin, General Editor
  • Ivette Fabbri, Design and Production
  • Alison L. Hoare, Associate Editor  
  • Vinciane de Bohan, Assistant Editor
  • Terence Hay-Edie, Assistant Editor  
  • Malcolm Hadley, UNESCO advisor  
  • Alan Hamilton, WWF advisor  
  • Hew Prendergast, RBG, Kew advisor 

All photographs by GJ Martin except when otherwise noted.  

  When writing to the individuals cited in this issue, please tell them you ‘saw it in the People and Plants Handbook’. Letting them know where you found information about their organization, publication or project will help us strengthen our efforts and our network.  

  Keep in mind that institutions are more permanent than individuals. It is best to send any correspondence to the institutional address, mark ‘official’ somewhere on the envelope, and put the name of the contact person on the side, preceded by ‘Attention:’. This increases the chances that someone else will respond to your request, if the person we mention has moved on.  

  If you wish to reference this issue of the Handbook, we suggest the following citation: Martin, G.J. and A.L. Hoare, editors. 1996. Issue 1. Keeping in Touch: Journals, Networks, Newsletters, Organizations and Professional Societies. In: G.J. Martin, general editor, People and Plants Handbook: Sources For Applying Ethnobotany to Conservation and Community Development. UNESCO, Paris.     


   Mantane forests in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, designed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  This protected area is homeland of Jakob Bandusya, pictured on the front cover of this issue of the Handbook, and featured in Ethnobotanical Portraits. 
(Photo: R. Höft) 


| ResourcesAbout Us  |  What's New  |  Notice Board Opinion  |  FAQ   |  Archive  |  Feedback  |  Main  |
WWF Logo Unesco Logo Kew Logo
People and Plants Online website manager: Gary J. Martin,B.P. 262, 40008 Marrakech-Medina, Marrakech, Morocco;
Fax +212.4.329544, e-mail
Website design & maintenance by
RAM Production Sdn. Bhd.
People and Plants Online © WWF, UNESCO and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Links to other websites cited in People and Plants Online do not imply endorsement of these sites or their content
by the People and Plants Initiative or its sponsoring institutions