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Use and value of medicinal plants

A still largely intact forest provides valuable ecosystem services. For example, numerous rare medicinal plants useful to humans grow in Kaya Kambe. The use of these medicinal plants depends heavily on the knowledge about them among the local population. Standardized surveys were conducted to determine the knowledge on plants (and diversity of animals), as well as the use of plants and the knowledge of medication by medicinal plants. This study was conducted by David Keck (University Hamburg), and supervised by Alexandra Reith (University of Vechta) and Prof. Dr. Christine Schmitt (University of Passau).