Latest news from the FairWild Foundation

Monday
Mar032014

Celebrating World Wildlife Day 2014

Learn more about World Wildlife Day at www.wildlifeday.org/3rd March 2014 is World Wildlife Day, chosen to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. The day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973, a treaty which plays an important role in ensuring that international trade does not threaten the species’ survival.

Over-harvesting for trade is the second-biggest direct threat to species after habitat destruction. Wild plant ingredients are used in a variety of industries, ranging from food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, and are of vital importance to humanity. The trade also provides a source of income to millions of households involved in collection. Medicinal and aromatic plants underpin both traditional and “modern” healthcare systems.

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Tuesday
Feb182014

Call for proposals: SEED Awards 2014

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs in countries with developing and emerging economies.

An international jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy.

Businesses using the FairWild Standard to guide their sustainable harvest and fair trade of wild plant ingredients, or making plans to introduce the FairWild principles to their operations, may find the SEED Award scheme a potential source of financial and technical support.

For more details and to check the eligibility criteria for the award scheme, see the SEED Initiative website.

Deadline for applications: 08 April 2014 - 23:59 CET

http://www.seedinit.org/awards/about.html

Wednesday
Feb052014

FairWild @ BioFach 2014

Download our event flyer for more informationFebruary 2014 - Known  as “the place where organic people meet”, the BioFach organic  trade  fair  is  an  important  annual  event  for  those involved  in  the  trade  in  wild  plant  ingredients.

This year, FairWild Foundation will be co-exhibiting with the Institute for Marketecology (IMO), accredited certifier for the FairWild certification scheme. Come and visit us on stand Hall 1 / 1-751, or contact us to arrange an individual appointment.

Please join us also for our two events during the fair:

Communicating sustainability: marketing of wild-collected herbal teas
Thursday 13th Feb, 16:00 - 17:00 (Krakau, NCC East)

FairWild breakfast reception: your chance to meet FairWild Board members and staff. Friday 14th Feb, 9:00 - 10:00 (Hall 1/1-751)

Please register your interest in attending to secretariat@fairwild.org and download the event flyer for more information.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

FairWild Foundation's presence at BioFach 2014 is kindly supported by WWF Germany and our Friends of FairWild. To support FairWild, please consider making a donation.

Friday
Dec202013

Green growth for the TCM industry in China

Lishui, Zhejiang province, China, December 2013—Over 100 representatives from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) companies, government, academia, and NGOs convened in Lishui in November at the inaugural meeting of a project to promote sustainable management of medicinal and aromatic plant resources by the private sector.

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Thursday
Dec192013

FairWild newsletter issue 3 (December 2013)

December 2013 - The third edition of our newsletter is now available. FairWild Foundation newsletter issue 3: December 2013Catch up on the latest news from FairWild Foundation!

This issue looks back at successes of the past five years, and gives some news highlights from 2013. This was a busy year for FairWild Foundation - it saw a number of new products with FairWild-certified ingredients launched, and FairWild Standard projects underway in Morocco, China, India and beyond.

We're also looking ahead to 2014 - if you're planning to visit the BioFach trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany in February, we'd like to hear from you. Get in touch!

 

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