1. bookVolume 60 (2020): Issue 1 (December 2020)
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Impact of the exploitation of medicinal plants on biodiversity conservation in Saida and El Bayadh regions, Algeria

Published Online: 03 Nov 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 60 (2020) - Issue 1 (December 2020)
Page range: 11 - 22
Received: 02 Oct 2020
Accepted: 30 Dec 2020
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2080-945X
First Published
17 May 2010
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The aim of this study was to establish an overview of medicinal plants in the Saida and El Bayadh regions through a survey of herbalists. Our survey included more than 60 herbalists spread over the territory of two Wilayas (provinces), in an area representing more than 3% of Algerian territory. At the same time, and when conditions permitted, families were interviewedand their answers most often guided our survey. In addition, we collected information on: traditional herbalists, the most exploited species, areas of origin, periods and quantities exploited, as well as the influence of this mode of exploitationon present and future biodiversity in these regions. Analysis of the data showed that threats to the biological diversity of medicinal plants mainly included human actions and natural changes. Herbalists practise this trade mostly by inheritance and they are willing to train in the field of herbalism. The frequency of use of medicinal plants as alternative medicine is very important in the social life of populations.

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