BENEFITING: AHIMSA INTERNATIONAL
Our Global Biodiversity Mapping project is an international global environmental research endeavor to discover, study, catalog, and preserve seeds, tissues, and relevant samples of Life on Earth. The major goal is to identify and maintain life-forms and beneficial botanical resources and their natural habitats, which may provide relief, medicine, and sustenance for humanity in an uncertain future, as we are rapidly losing the very species that might support immune and food security worldwide in unpredictable emerging climate scenarios.
It is imperative to take stock of which species are surviving changing climates, which are most threatened, and discover, preserve and sustainably maintain newfound sources of natural medicinal compounds, healthy food crops and superfoods, and possibly even renewable energy for the century ahead. Sustainable rainforest harvesting, agroecological methodologies and techniques, and local indigenous livelihoods are key tenants in this proposal.
This project will require international scientific collaboration of the world’s foremost scientific institutes, universities, research programs, NGOs, and governmental agencies. The first step to designing this collaborative global research effort is to gather scientists and experts from disciplines around the world at an initial conference to delineate a research action plan.