Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 1(3), pp. 103 - 109
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2013.010310
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In-situ Conservation of Commiphorawightii: an Endangered Medicinal Shrub through Integrated Participatory Approach in the Nagarparkar Hills of Tharparkar, Pakistan


Aziz Ahmed 1, Tanveer Arif 2, Mahar Amanullah3, Humaira wasila4, Imran Ahmad5,*, Bharumal Amrani2, Saeed Akhtar Abro6, Siraj Ahmed Channa7, Zahid Hussain Jalbani8
1 Aalborg University, Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg, Denmark
2 Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE), Pakistan
3 Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Sindh, Jamshoro 76080, Pakistan
4 College of Food science and Engineering Northwest A & F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100, P R China
5 College of Horticulture, Northwest A & F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100, P R. China
6 Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Sindh, Jamshoro 76080, Pakistan
7 Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, SAU Tandojam&0060, Pakistan
8 Strengthening Participatory Organization, 30-A, Main Nazimunddin Road, F-10/4, Islamabad, Pakistan

ABSTRACT

Participatory oriented actions were taken in district Tharparkar (South-eastern Pakistan) to combat desertification effects through conserving Commiphora wightii, an endangered medicinal plant and local biodiversity protectionat large scale. Synergies of various stakeholders at different levels were undertaken to strengthen local ecosystem conservation projects in Nagarparkar area of district Tharparkar by involving indigenous communities through in-situ Commiphora wightii proliferation, plantation and awareness raising programmes. Optimistic results were achieved from local communities’ participation in various activities, plantation of 4250 Commiphora wightii(three and half months old)was carried out through vegetative cuttings at the selected natural rangeland sites in the study area.

KEYWORDS
Commiphorawightii, Tharparkar, Conservation, Biodiversity, Green Guard

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Aziz Ahmed , Tanveer Arif , Mahar Amanullah , Humaira wasila , Imran Ahmad , Bharumal Amrani , Saeed Akhtar Abro , Siraj Ahmed Channa , Zahid Hussain Jalbani , "In-situ Conservation of Commiphorawightii: an Endangered Medicinal Shrub through Integrated Participatory Approach in the Nagarparkar Hills of Tharparkar, Pakistan," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 103 - 109, 2013. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2013.010310.

(b). APA Format:
Aziz Ahmed , Tanveer Arif , Mahar Amanullah , Humaira wasila , Imran Ahmad , Bharumal Amrani , Saeed Akhtar Abro , Siraj Ahmed Channa , Zahid Hussain Jalbani (2013). In-situ Conservation of Commiphorawightii: an Endangered Medicinal Shrub through Integrated Participatory Approach in the Nagarparkar Hills of Tharparkar, Pakistan. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 1(3), 103 - 109. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2013.010310.