, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 569-571
Date: 14 Nov 2012

From the Editor

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The current issue features seven articles and three book reviews.

The first article is by P. C. Phondani, R. K. Maikhuri, and N. S. Bisht. In “Endorsement of Ethnomedicinal Knowledge Towards Conservation in the Context of Changing Socio-Economic and Cultural Values of Traditional Communities around Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand, India,” the authors argue that it is important to study this relationship because culture is not only the ethical imperative for development, it is also the condition of its sustainability because their exists a symbiotic relationship between habitats and cultures. The authors document “the Ethnomedicinal uses of 54 medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) along with their botanical and vernacular names, family, habit, habitat, threat status, collection season, purpose of collection, quantity, conservation practices, market potential and part(s) used in traditional health care system.” Their study, they conclude “emphasizes the potentials of the ethnomedi ...