Flowers fit for a Dalai Lama


Chris with Lamas at Lamayaru Gompa, 'Little Tibet' (Ladakh)

FLOWERS FIT FOR A DALAI LAMA  Plant Conservation Project

Project  Founder and Director :  Chris Chadwell


 


 Chris Chadwell amongst Delphiniums on a high pass in Little Tibet

 

Encouraging the people of the borderlands of Western Tibet to preserve their

heritage and environment by pursuing the following long-term objectives: 

 

* Recognizing and showing respect to locals, past and present, who have contributed to scientific  knowledge of the plants of the region

 

*Conducting long-term botanical research and field-studies in the Himalaya and borderlands of Tibet, enabling reliable assessment as to the rarity of, and  threat, to individual plant species

 

*Undertaking inspection and assessment of government and NGO projects set-up to save ’Rare and Endangered’  medicinal plants, allowing lessons to be learnt

 

*Accumulating knowledge, through the Himalayan Plant Association,  on the cultivation of Himalayan plants utilized in Tibetan Medicine

 

*Offering lectures, presentations and seminars, combined with complimentary copies of Himalayan Plant Association journals, to organizations, universities and research institutes in the Indian sub-continent, interested in Himalayan flora

 

*Providing instructional material covering the growing species used in Tibetan Medicine and for other purposes, in different parts of the  Himalaya—using materials, methods and techniques compatible with local practices

 

*Identifying, training, providing funding and long-term support to local plant enthusiasts to supervise projects in different parts of the borderlands of Tibet

 


Chris Chadwell with a Lama in Ladakh, talking about plants used in Tibetan Medicine


FOR AN APPRAISAL OF THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT STAGES OF THIS PROJECT AND THOUGHTS ABOUT FUTURE PROJECTS SEE:  https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/future-projects

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