Conference Announcement

Sam Bhat sbhat at
Sun Jan 12 19:39:20 EST 1997

MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR SURVIVAL: An International Conference on 

Medicinal Plants Conservation, Utilisation, Trade and Intellectual and
Cultural Property Rights

DATE: 16 - 20 February 1998.

Venue:  National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of
Science Campus, Bangalore - 560 012, India.


Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), No.50,
2nd Stage, MSH Layout, Anandnagar, Bangalore - 560 024, India

FRLHT is engaged in one of the most comprehensive efforts being
implemented in India to conserve medicinal plants in their natural
habitats. Its work is supported through a bi-lateral aid agreement 
between the Government of India & DANIDA.  However, FRLHT is concerned
not only with the question of conserving medicinal plant diversity but
also its associated cultural diversity.


Dr Gerard Bodeker, Chairman, Global Initiative for Traditional Systems
of Health, Department of Dermatology, Churchill Hospital, Headington,
Oxford OX3 7LJ, UK.
E-mail: gree0179 at

Dr Peter S Wyse Jackson, Secretary General, Botanic Gardens Conservation
International, Descanso House, 199, Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3BW,
E-mail: pwj at

Dr Alan Hamilton, WWF Plants Conservation Officer. Panda House, Weyside
Park, Catteshall Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 IXR, UK.
Fax: +44 1483 426409

Dr Uwe Schippmann, Chairman, IUCN - The World Conservation Union,
Medicinal Plants Specialist Group, Bundesamt for Naturschutz,
Konstantinstrabe 110, D-53179, Bonn, Germany.
Fax: ++49 228 9543470

Prof. Daniel Eskinazi, NIH Office of Alternative Medicine, EPS-Suite
450, Rockville, MD 20892, USA.
e-mail: eskinazi at

Dr. Kanwarjit Bawa, Dept. of Biology, University of Massachhusetts,
Boston, MA 02125, USA.
E-mail: bawa at

Prof. He Shan-An, Director, Nanjing Botanical Garden Mem. Sun Yat-Sen,
Institute of Botany, Jiangsu Province and Chinese Academy of Sciences,
P.O.Box No.1436, Nanjing, China.
Fax: +86 25 443 2074

Dr.Tuley De Silva, Chemical Industries Branch, Industrial Sectors and
Environment Division, UNIDO, Vienna International Centre, P.O.Box 300,
A-1400 Vienna, Austria.
E-mail: tde-silva at

Hon. Frank Bracho, Fundacion Vivir Major, Av.Trujillo, QTA, Salleras,
Urb.Mariperez, Caracas, 1050 Venezuela.
Fax: (02)934013

Mr Darshan Shankar, Director, Foundation for Revitalisation of Local
Health Traditions (FRLHT), No.50, 2nd Stage, MSH Layout, Anandanagar,
Bangalore-560024, India.
E-mail: darshan at


1.  Conservationists, conservation organizations, botanical gardens,
researchers & research institutes.
2.  Medicinal plant database centres.
3.  Health, environmental and agricultural NGOs.
4.  Traditional medicine practitioners and institutions.
5.  Policy-makers on Plant Conservation and Traditional Medicine.
6.  Representatives from Health, Forestry, and Agriculture Departments
of national governments.
7.  Representatives from centres for study of Indigenous Knowledge in
medicinal cultures.
8.  Representatives of industries based on Medicinal Plants &
Traditional Medicine Products.
9.  Education and Research institutions in complementary medicine.
10. Multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies interested in medicinal plant
conservation policy and programs.


1.  Conservation Action (in situ & ex situ)
2.  Databases
3.  National Conservation Policies
4.  Community oriented applications in context of Primary Health Care
5.  Domestication & Cultivation
6.  Trade & Small Enterprise Development
7.  Contributions of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
8.  Traditional Knowledge & Resource Rights.


The conference will include invited and contributed papers, poster
sessions, exhibition & video, and visits to local sites of related
Offers of contributed papers and requests for further information may
be addressed to any Committee member listed above, or to:

The Conference Secretariat, FRLHT,
No.50, MSH Layout, 2nd Stage, 3rd Main
Anandnagar, Bangalore - 560 024, India.

FAX No. +91-80- 3334167
E-mail: root at


Registration fee will be 300 USD until 31st March 1997. For Indian
delegates the registration fee will be Rs.1500/-.  The fee includes
participation in all sessions, lunch & tea for all conference days and a
set of conference publications. Accommodation is not included. Details
of different types of accommodation available in nearby hotels will be
supplied to those who wish to attend.


For receiving copies of future announcements, please write to:

Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT),
No.50, 2nd Stage, MSH Layout, Anandanagar, Bangalore-560024, India

Phone: +91-80-3336909/0348;

FAX: +91-80-3334167
E-mail: root at
Darshan Shankar                      Tel   : +91-80-3336909/3330348
Director, FRLHT                      Fax   : +91-80-3334167
Bangalore, India.                    E-mail: <darshan at>

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