Saving the cancer-treating Maire's yew tree in Nepal

Interested to learn how we are saving the globally threatened yew tree in Nepal? Watch this short video:

For your information, Nepal hosts three yew species: Taxus contorta, Taxus wallichiana and Taxus mairei. Maire's yew (Taxus mairei) is scattered in Kavrepalanchok, Makwanpur and Sindhuli districts of Central Nepal. It is heavily exploited across the country, as its leaves are the raw material for the production of Taxol, used in the treatment of cancer. We are working with communities for the sustainable harvest and long term viability of the wild population. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions

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