Collective efforts needed to preserve medicinal and aromatic plants

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Collective efforts needed to preserve medicinal and aromatic plants

ISLAMABAD, MAY 31 /DNA/ – In order to address the escalating concerns of environmental degradation and biodiversity loss, seminar of the MoU project titled “Conserving Pakistan’s rare and threatened medicinal and useful trees and shrubs” underscored the imperative need for sustainable practices in preserving natural resources, particularly medicinal and aromatic plants. The seminar, held at the Plant Genetic Resources Institute, NARC, Islamabad, delved into the theme of “Sustainable Conservation Practices for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Pakistan.”

Chairman PARC, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali graced the event as the Chief Guest, emphasizing the pivotal role of these plants in maintaining ecosystem balance and human well-being. In his remarks, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali urged attendees to approach the seminar with open minds, a spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to action. He emphasized the collective responsibility shared by all stakeholders in ensuring the conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants. The event concluded with a call to pave the way for a future where conservation efforts transcend mere goals and become a steadfast commitment upheld with passion and dedication by all.

 The seminar served as a platform to recognize the intricate interplay between human actions and environmental health. Attendees stressed the far-reaching consequences of decisions regarding the cultivation, harvesting, and utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants, highlighting their ripple effects on ecosystems, communities, and future generations. Participants advocated for knowledge-sharing, exchange of best practices, and the development of strategies to promote sustainable conservation efforts. The consensus among experts was the necessity for a holistic approach, harmonizing traditional wisdom with modern scientific advancements. This approach entails forging partnerships among stakeholders and leveraging innovative technologies to mitigate environmental impact while maximizing social and economic benefits.