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| Last Updated:: 25/01/2017

Experts and Team Members

Group Members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission

List of Medicinal Plants Specialist Group Members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission

Medicinal Plant Conservation is chaired by:
Danna J. Leaman' 98 Russel Avenue' Ottawa, Ontario KIN 7X1 . Canada. 
Tel.  ++ 1/61/235- 7213 . Fax ++ 1/61/235-9622 . E-mail: 
djl@green-world.org

Dr. Bill Aalbersberg 
Institute of Applied Science, University of the South Pacific. 
PO Box 1168. Suva. Fiji
Tel.: ++679/3312952
Fax: ++679/3300373
E-mail: 
aalbersberg@usp.ac.fj  
Sudhakar Agrawal
Indian Herbs Research & Supply Co. Ltd. 
P.B. No.5 Sharda Nagar . Saharanpur - 247 001, Uttar Pradesh . India
Tel.: ++91/132/725044,5,6,9 Fax: ++91/132/726288 E-mail: 
ihsre@vsnl.com
Dr. Laurent Ake-Assi 
Centre National de Floristique de l'Universite .
22 BP 582 . Abidjan 22 . Ivory Coast
Tel.: ++225/448614
Fax: ++225/416728; 444688
Dr. Janis B. Alcorn
World Resources Institute, Institutions and Governance. lOG Street,
NE (Suite 800) . Washington, DC 20002 . USA
Tel.: ++ 1/202/729-7600
Fax: ++1/202/729-7610
E-mail: 
jaicorn@wri.org
Prof.  John Thor Arnason
Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Science. 
30 Marie Curie St., P.O.Box 450, Stn.
A . Ottawa, Ontario KIN 6N5 . Canada
Tel.: ++ 1/613/562-5262
Fax: ++1/613/562-5765
E-mail: jarnason@science.uotta wa.ca
Serna Atay
Dogal Hayati Korurna Dernegi (DHKD) . PK 971 Sirkeci . 34436 Istanbul. Turkey
Tel.: ++90/212/528-2030
Fax: ++90/212/528-2040
E-mail: 
satay@wwforg.tr
Dr. Yildiz Aumeeruddy- Thomas
WWF /UNESCO People & Plants Programme, 
Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE), CNRS . 1919 route de Mende.
34293 Montpellier Cedex 5 . France
Tel.: ++33/4/67613234
Fax: ++33/4/67412138
E-mail: 
thomas@cefe.cnrs-mop.fr
Manjul Bajaj
301, Block 23. Heritage City, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122002 . India 
Tel.: ++91/11/6891695 Fax: ++91/11/6121181
E-mail: 
manjul@nde.vsnl.net.in
Dr. Michael Balick
Institute of Economic Botany and Philecology, 
The New York Botanical Garden. Southern Blvd. & 200 Street. Bronx, 
New York 10458-5126. USA
Tel.: ++1/718/817-8763 Fax: ++1/718/220-1029 
E-mail: 
mbalick@nybg.org
Dr. Nirrnal Kumar Bhattarai 
Department of Plant Resources. 
P.B. 20568.. Thapathali, Kathmandu . Nepal
Tel.: ++977/1/436356
Fax: ++977/1/473020
E-mail: 
mansa@ccsl.com.np
Dr. Emilio Blanco Castro 
Estudio de Botanica . 
C/o Pez Austral 14, 1 A . 28007 Madrid. Spain 
Tel.: ++34/991/5733343
E-mail: 
emiliobc@teleline.es
Mark Blumenthal
American Botanical Council. 
P.O. Box 144345 . Austin, Texas 78714-4345 . USA
Tel.: ++1/512/926-4900 Fax: ++ 1/512/926-2345
E-mail: 
herbcowboy@aol.com
Ximena Buitron Cisneros
TRAFFIC South America - Regional Office, 
c/o mCN Regional Office for South America. Av. De los Shyris 2680 y Gaspar de Villaroel,
Edif. MIrA Cobadelsa, PH . C.P. 17-17-626 Quito. Ecuador 
Tel.: ++593/2/226-1075 x 400 Fax: ++593/2/226-1075 x 230 
E-mail: 
ximena.buitron@traffic.sur.lucn.org
Dr. Robert A. Bye
Jardin Bot{mico del Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. 
Apdo. Post 70226.04510 Mexico, D.E . Mexico
Tel.: ++52/5/616-1297, 622-9057 Fax: ++52/5/616-2326, 622-9046 
E-mail: 
rbye@ibunam.ibiologia.unam.mx
Dr. Michel Cambornac 
Equipe Yves Rocher pour la Nature, Laboratoires Yves Rocher . 
La Croix des archers. 56200 La Gacilly . France
Tel.: ++33/2/9908-2838
Fax: ++33/2/9908-2893
E-mail: michel_cambornac@yrnetcom
Daisy Castillo De Vasquez 
Jardin Botanico Nacional . 
Apartado Postal 21-9, Ave. Rep. de Colombia, esq. Ave. Los Proceres . 
Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic
Tel.: ++1809/385/2611, -1213 Fax: ++1809/385/0446
E-mail:
 j.botanico@codetel.netdo
Dr. Chaudhary Mahendra Kumar
Departamento de Agricultura del Desierto, 
Universidad Arturo Prat . Av. II Septiembre, 2120 . 121 lquique . Chile
Tel.: ++56/57/445190 Fax: ++56/57/445190
E-mail: mahendra.kumar@cec.unap.cl
Dr. Rachid Chemli 
Association Tunisienne Plantes Medicinales, 
FacuIte de Pharmacie de Monastir . Monastir 5000 . Tunisia 
Tel.: ++216/3/461000 Fax: ++216/3/461830
Dr. Tony Cunningham
WWF /UNESCO/Kew People and Plants Initiative. 
84 Watkins St . White Gum Valley, Fremantle, 6162. Australia
Tel.: ++61/8/93366783 Fax: ++61/8/93366783
E-mail: peopleplan!s@bigpond.com
Dr. Ermias Dagne
Chemistry Department, University of Addis Ababa. Miazia 27 Square, 
P.O. Box 30270 . Addis Ababa. Ethiopia
Tel.: ++251/1/126276; 114854
Fax: ++251/1/551244 
E-mail: 
eda@telecom.netet
Dr. Patricia S. De Angelis 
Division of Scientific Authority, US Fish and Wildlife Service. 
4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 750 . Arlington, VA 22203. USA
Tel.: ++ 1/703/358-1708 x 1753 Fax: ++ 1/703/358-2276
E-mail: patricia-deangelis@fws.gov
Dr. Elaine Elisabetsky 
Federal University of Rio Grande do SuI, Brazil. 
C.P. 5072 . 90041970 Porto Alegre RS . Brazil 
Tel.: ++55/51/316-3121; -3183 Fax: ++55/51/316-3121
E-mail: 
elisasky@vortex.ufrgs.br
Dr. Victor Ramon Fuentes Fiallo
Instituto de Investigaciones en Fruticultura Tropical. 7ma Avenida No. 3005, Miramar . 
11300 La Habana, Ciudad de La Habana . Cuba
Tel.: ++531712027844 Fax: ++531712046794
E-mail: 
vfuentes@infomed.sld.cu
Dr. Doug O. Fuller
Department of Geography, The George Washington University. 619 21st Street, NW . 
Washington DC 20052 . USA
Tel.: ++ 1/202/994-8073 Fax: ++ 1/202/994-2484 
E-mail: 
dfuller@gwu.edu
Dr. Ganesan Balachander 
Asian Programs, 
The Mountain Institute. 1828 L Street, NW Suite
725 . Washington, DC 20036 . USA
Tel.: ++ 1/202/452-1636 Fax: ++1/202/452-1635
E-mail: 
gbalachander@mountain.org
Dr. Nigel P. Gericke
Phyto Nova (Pty) Ltd . P.O. Box 937. Sun Valley 7985, Cape Town . South Africa
Tel.: ++27/21/7891249 Fax: ++27/21/7891249
E-mail: 
ngericke@mweb.co.za
Dr. Shahina Agha Ghazanfar 
6a Burnt Close. Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9NJ . 
United Kingdom 
Tel.: ++44/1223/842618
E-mail: shahina.ghazanfar@aridus.demon.co.uk 
Suresh Kumar Ghimire
WWF Nepal Program. P.O. Box 7660 . Kathmandu. Nepal
Tel.: ++977/1/331322
E-mail: 
yeshi@wwfnepal.org.np
Dr. Gurinderjit Singh Goraya 
Foundation For Revitalisation Of Local Health Traditions. 
735-B, A.WH.O. Flats. S.A.S. Nagar, Mohali - 160 054, Punjab. India 
Tel.: ++91/172/3099384
E-mail: 
gurinder9@hotmail.com
Dr. Stephan R.P. Halloy 
Crop and Food Research, 
Invermay Agricultural Research Centre . Private Bag 50034 . 
Mosgiel . New Zealand
Tel.: ++64/3/489-0160 Fax: ++64/3/489-0674
E-mail: 
halloys@crop.cri.nz
Dr. Alan Hamilton
WWF UK . Panda House, Weyside Park, Catteshall Lane. 
Godalming, Surrey GU7 IXR . United Kingdom
Tel.: ++44/1483/412550 Fax: ++44/1483/426409 
E-mail: 
ahamilton@wwf.org.uk
Prof. Gloria Montenegro
Pontificia Universidad Cat6lica de Chile, 
Departamento de Ciencias Vegetales,Facultad de Agronomia e Ingenieria Forestal. 
Campus San Joaquin, Av. Vicuna Mackenna 4860 . Santiago. Chile
Tel.: ++56/2/686-4117, -6216 Fax: ++56/2/552-0780 
E-mail: 
gmonten@puc.cl
Prof. VP.K. Nambiar
IDRC Medicinal Plant Conservation Project, Arya Vaidya Sa1a . Kottakkal - 676 503, 
Ma1appuram District, Kerala . India
Tel.: ++91/493/7422-16, - -19 Fax: ++91/493/7422-10
E-mail: 
kottakal@vsnl.com
Dr. Eva Nemeth
Szent Istvan University of Horticulture and Food Industry, 
Department of Medicinal Plant Production . 
Villanyi ut 29/31, P.O. Box 53 . 1518 Budapest. Hungary
Tel.: ++36/1/1664998 Fax: ++36/1/1664998 
E-mail: 
drog@hoya.kee.hu
Rafael Angel Ocampo Sanchez
Jardin Agroecol6gico Bougainvillea S. A. . Apartado Postal 7643100 . 
Santo Domingo, Heredia. Costa Rica
Tel.: ++506/241-1978 Fax: ++506/241-1978 
E-mail: 
quassia@racsa.co.cr
Sara Oldfield
The Old Plough, 2 Caxton Road. Great Gransden, 
Nr. Sandy, Beds. SG 19 3BE . United Kingdom 
Tel.: ++44/1223/571 000 Fax: ++44/1223/461481
E-mail: 
sara.o1dfie1d@faunaflora.org
Dr. Pel Shengji
Dept of Ethnobotany, The Kunming Institute of Botany, 
CAS. Kunming 650204 . China
Tel.: ++86/871/5150-660 Fax: ++86/871/5150-227
E-mail:
 zhiwei@cbik.ac.cn (Assistant)
Alan Pierce
1061 Mountainview . Waterbury,
Vermont 5676 . USA
E-mail: 
arp@sover.net
Dr. Claudio Urbano Pinheiro
Universidade Federal do Maranhao _ UFMA Departamento de Oceanografia e Limnologia . Av. dos Portugueses, sin - Campus do Bacanga . CEP 65.085-580 Sao Luis, Maranhao. Brasil
Tel.: ++55/98/217-8561, -8564 Fax: ++55/98/217-8569 
E-mail: 
cpinheiro@elo.com.br
Dr. Laurent Pordie
24, ch. du roussimort . 31270 Frouzins . France
Tel.: ++33/4/4295-2420
Fax: ++33/4/4295-0209
E-mail: 
nomadplant@hotmail.com
Rebecca Pradhan
Royal Society for Protection of Nature. Thimphu. Bhutan 
E-mail: 
rebecca@druknetnetbt
Dr. Nat Quansah
Noir Eclair, Salon de Beaute, Morondava Centre. Morondava 619 . Madagascar
Tel.: ++261/209552722
E-mail: 
quansah@wanadoo.mg
Rubina Rafiq
National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council. 
NARC, Park Road. Islamabad 45500 . Pakistan
Tel.: ++92/51/240-151 Fax: ++92/51/240-909
Ajay Rastogi
ECOSERVE . Majkhali . Uttaranchal, Ranikhet - 263 652 . India 
Tel.: ++91/5966/28-338 Fax: ++91/5966/28-723
E-mail: slg- 
ecoserve@sancharnetin
Dr. Gopal Singh Rawat
Wildlife Institute of India (WII), 
Faculty of Wildlife Biology. P.O. 18, Chandrabani .
 Dehra Dun 248 001, Uttar Pradesh. India
Tel.:++91/135/64011/-2,3,4,5 Fax:++91/135/640117 
E-mail: 
rawatg@wii.gov.in
Dr. Marileen Reinders
Department of Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht University. 
P.O. Box 80.140 . 3508 TC Utrecht. The Netherlands
Tel.: ++31/30/253-1903, -2111 Fax: ++31/30/253-4666 
E-mail: 
m.reinders@fss.uu.nl
Prof. Moh Rejdali
Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II, Dpt d'Ecologie Vegetale . 
B.P. 6202 Rabat Instituts . Rabat. Morocco
Tel.: ++212/7/774093 Fax: ++212/7/774093 
E-mail: 
rejdali@iav.refer.org.ma
Adriana Rivera-Brusatin
Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial. 
Calle 37 No. 8-40 piso 2 . Bogota. Colombia
Tel.: ++57/1/3406274 Fax: ++57/1/3406212 
E-mail: arivera@minambiente.gov.co 
Christopher S. Robbins
The Nature Conservancy, Oregon Field Office. 821 SE 14th Avenue . 
Portland, OR 97214 . USA 
Tel.: ++ 1/503/972-0378
E-mail: 
crobbins@tnc.org
Dr. Anca Sarbu
Botany Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest. 
Aleea Portoca1elor 1-3 . 77206 Bucharest. Romania
Tel.: ++40/1/6387175 Fax: ++40/1/9614090
E-mail: 
asarbu@bio.bio.unibuc.ro
Dr Y. K. Sarinc
21, Chandralok Colony, Rajpur Road. Dehra Dun -
 
248 001, Uttar Pradesh. India
Tel.: ++91/135/748184 Fax: ++91/135/749560
Dr. Uwe Schippmann 
Bundesamt fUr Naturschufz . 
Konstantinstrasse 11 0 . 53179 Bonn. Germany
Tel.: ++49/228/8491-136 Fax: ++49/228/8491-119
E-mail: 
uwe.schippmann@bfn.de
Dr. Niranjan Chandra Shah 
MS- 78; Sector 'D' . Aliganj, Lucknow - 226 024 U.P. India
Tel.: ++91/522/326489 Fax: ++91/522/326489
E-mail: 
ncshah@hotmail.com
Patricia Shanley
Forest Products and People Programme, 
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) . 
P.O. Box 6596 JKPWB . Jakarta, 10065 . Indonesia
Tel.: ++62/251/622-622 - Fax: ++62/251/622-100 
E-mail: 
trishanley@aol.com
Dr. Zabta Shinwari
COM STECH . 3-Constitution Avenue . Islamabad - 44000 . Pakistan 
Tel.: ++92/51/9201242-3 Fax: ++92/51/9211115
E-mail: shinwari2002@yahoo. com
Dr. Ernest Small
Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (ECORC), 
Central Experimental Farm. Room 212, Saunders Building. Ottawa, ON KIA OC6 . Canada
Tel.: ++1/613/759-1370 Fax: ++1/613/759-1599 
E-mail: 
smalle@agr.ca
Dr. Carsten Smith Olsen
The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, 
Department of Economics and Natural Resources, 
Unit of Forestry. Rolighedsvej 23. 
1958 Frederiksberg C, Copen-
hagen . Denmark 
Tel.: ++45/3528-2292 Fax: ++45/3528-2671 
E-mail: 
cso@kvl.dk
Dr. Sanagavarapu Vedavathy
Herbal Folklore Research Centre. 
B-23, Vaikunatapuram, M.R. Palli . 
Tirupati - 517 502, Andhra Pradesh . India
Tel.: ++91/8574/42605 Fax: ++91/8574/54830 
E-mail: 
vedavathy@hotmail.com
Devendra Kumar Ved
Foundation for the Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT) . 
No.74/2, Jarakbande Kaval, Post: Attur, Via Yelahanka . Bangalore - 560 064 . 
India Tel.: ++91/80/856-8000, 8001 Fax: ++91/80/856-5873
E-mail: 
dk.ved@filht.org.in
Vivienne Williams
PO Box 375 . P.O. Wits 2050 Johannesburg . South Africa
Tel.: ++27/11/882-5024 Fax: ++27/11/346-0942
E-mail: 
vivwill@planetac.co.za
Dr. Zhao De-Xiu
Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica. 20 Nanxincun, Xiangshan, Haidian District. 
Beijing 100093 . China
Tel.: ++86/1 0/6259-1431 x 6201 Fax: ++86/1 0/6259-0833
E-mail: 
zhaodx@ns.ibcas.ac.cn
Viviane Stern Da Fonsecakruel
Etnobotanica - Program a Conserva\fao - DIPEQ, 
Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de
Janeiro. Rua Pacheco Leao 915 . CEP 22460-040 Rio de Janeiro RJ - Brazil. Brazil
Tel.: ++55/21/2294-8696 Fax: ++55/21/2294-8696
E-mail: 
vfonseca@jbrj.gov.br
Bhishma P. Subedi
Asia Network for Small Scale Bioresources (ANSAB). 
P.O. Box 11035, Min Bhawan . Kathmandu . Nepal
Tel.: ++977/1/497547, 476586 Fax: ++977/1/487916 
E-mail: 
ansab@mos.com.np
Vinay Tandon
Winrock International India. 1, Navjeevan Vihar . New Delhi 110017 . India
Tel.: ++91/11/5569-5219 Fax: ++91/11/2669-3881
E-mail: 
vinay@winrockindia.org
Paul Vantomme
FAO, Wood and Non-Wood Utilization Branch, 
FOPW, Forest Products and Economics Division, Forestry Department. Viale delle
Terme di Caracalla . 00100 Roma . Italy
Tel.: ++39/06/570-54064 Fax: ++39/06/570-55618
E-mail: 
paul.vantomme@fao.org
 
 
FRLHT-ENVIS TEAM
        

 
Project Director: Mr. D. K. Ved, I.F.S. Retd. Advisor, FRLHT, Bangalore
ENVIS Project Co-ordination & Management: Ms. Suma T. S., Senior Program Officer
Systems Administrator: Mr.  Vijay Kumar A. R., Program Officer
Software Engineer: Mr. Vijay Srinivas, Program Officer, Ms. Surekha K. V., Mr. Nikhil Desale, Mr. Vasim N. Kadri, Mr. Tukaram V. Dokhale, Mr. Sagar D. Sangale.
Graphic Designer: Ms. Sugandhi Rani, Senior Program Assistant.
Botanical inputs: Mr. D. K. Ved, Ms. Suma T. S., Ms. Soumyashree N., Research Fellow
GIS team input: Mr. D. K. Ved, Mr. Vijay Barve, Senior Program Officer (Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Florida), Ms. Sathya Sangeetha, Research Officer,  Ms. Bhagyalakshmi K., Seinor Research Fellow
Herbarium team: Dr. K. Ravikumar, Asst. Director, FRLHT, Bangalore,  Dr. Noorunissa Begum, Senior Program Officer
Garden Team:Dr. Ganesh Babu N. M., Ms. Nandini D., Ms. Revathi & team
Photography inputs:
Dr. K. Ravikumar, Dr. Ganesh Babu N. M., Dr. D. Narasimhan, MCC, Chennai, Ms. Suma T. S.,  Mr. M. V. Sumanth, Mr. Patchaimal
Advisors: 
1.     Mr. D. K. Ved, IFS Retd., Former Director & Advisor, FRLHT-TDU (Medicinal Plants Expert & IUCN Specialist)
2.     Dr. K. Ravikumar, Professor,TDU & Asst. Director FRLH Herbarium and Raw Drug Repository, FRLHT (Expert Plant Taxanomist)
3.     Dr. Vijay Barve, Senior Program Officer, FRLHT-TDU & Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Florida (Expert GIS, Citizen sciences & Bio-infomatics Scientist)
4.     Mr. B. S. Somashekhar, Assistant Director, FRLHT, Associate Professor, TDU (Fulbright Fellow & Communication 
5.     Mr. P. J. Alexander, Joint Registrar (Administration), FRLHT-TDU 
Acknowledgements to FRLHT Team members:
Shri Darshan Shankar, Vice Chancellor, Institute for Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences, Dr. Gangadharan G. G., Former Medical Director, IAIM-IHC, Bangalore,  Dr. Padma Venkat, Joint Director,  Dr. Haridasan, Advisor, Dr. Venu Gopal S. N., Asst. Director, Ms. Tabassum I. F. Shariff and  Dr. Shilpa Naveen Research Officers;  Mr. Vinay R., Program officer, Mr. M. V. Sumanth, Former Senior Research Fellow, Ms. Deepali A. Nawale, Research Fellow, Ms. Pavitha, Consultant, Ms. Sindhu D., Research Fellow, Dr. Shiva Panuganti, Project Fellow,  Mr. Naresh K., Secretary, Mr. Patchaimal, Research Fellow.  Dr. Umesh Kumar Tiwari, Research Associate and Mr. N. Balanchandran, Botanist, Dr. M. A.  Alwar, Sanskrit Scholar and Manuscript specialist, Dr. Hemanth T. R. and Dr. Swathi B. H. and Mr. Anantha M. A., Research fellows, Ms. Kavitha M., Senior Research Fellow; Mr. Sagar Wamanacharya, Senior Research Fellow, Ms. Asha Bhosle, Senior Research Fellow, Mr. Veer Kanwal Randhawa, Ms. Ambili K., Research Fellow, Mr. Sreeram T. K., Mr. Nagaraj H. B. and team, Mr. Alexander P. J., Asst. Director and Ms. Chandini S. G., Mr. Sumukha K. V. and Administration team,  Mr. Suresh Hegde, Ms. Mangala V. P., Ms. Sailaja, Ms. Geetha Gaonkar, Mr. Nagaraj, Mr. Prasanna Hegde, Mr. Naveen Bhat and team from Accounts dept., Mr. Manu P. K., Mr. Ajith Kumar S., Bangalore, Mr. Harish K. Program Officer, Dr. G. S. Goraya, I.F.S., CCF, Himachal Pradesh, Mr. Vaibhav S. Kulkarni, Pune, Ms. Sucheta Ramesh, Bangalore, Mr. P. V. Somashekhar (Late), SAO, Accounts Dept, FRLHT, Dr. M. A. Ramanujam Iyengar, Consultant, Scientist, BARC (Retd.), Bangalore
Inputs from COE team
System support: DeepRoot Linux Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, Mr. Jobin James, Mr. Ashok Kumar, Mr. Manoj Kumar, IT Department of FRLHT-TDU, Bangalore
Software support (For developing http://envis.frlht.org/):