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The Traditional and Wild Toolbox provides a wide range of sources of information about wild plants.

The Resources section is intended for use by practitioners of sustainable plants use, companies seeking information about sustainable harvesting and trade, government, and general public looking for a more in-depth understanding.

This section includes general resources about the importance and worldwide use of wild plants, including harvesting and trade, together with various reports and videos about wild plants.

INFORMATION ON
WILD PLANTS

The sustainability of harvesting and the trade in wild plants can be regulated on various levels, including international policy frameworks, national level policies and laws, as well as regulations at subnational level. This section contains various materials covering policies, regulations and strategies related to wild plants harvesting.

POLICIES, REGULATIONS,
STRATEGIES

Training and guidance materials have been developed by various organisations to facilitate the application of best practice measures for sustainable wild plants harvesting and trade. A selection of such materials is included in this section. These tools address the practical aspects of implementing best practice, targeting various stakeholder groups.

TRAINING MATERIALS
AND GUIDANCE

Often applied in parallel with governmental policies and regulations, voluntary standards and certification schemes provide important good practices and mechanisms for generating incentives. Voluntary standards and certification schemes provide opportunities for private sector leadership, as well as consumer marketing. This section focuses on the selection of standards applicable to wild collection of plants and fair trade in them.

VOLUNTARY STANDARDS AND
CERTIFICATION SCHEMES

This section includes a selection of organisations working in the field of wild plants collection and sustainable use, including those in research, setting standards, certification and regulation of trade. The section also includes links to a selection of relevant databases.

ORGANIZATIONS AND
DATABASES

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