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22-25 November 2022
Centro de Convenciones Charles Darwin. San Cristóbal.Galápagos, Ecuador
America/Guayaquil timezone

The risks that exist in the rainforest devastation during COVID19: a ethnobotanic approach

23 Nov 2022, 16:30
Centro de Convenciones Charles Darwin. San Cristóbal.Galápagos, Ecuador

Centro de Convenciones Charles Darwin. San Cristóbal.Galápagos, Ecuador

Poster Equity, diversity and inclusion .


Darien Castro (YOUNGO)


Zoonotic diseases start to appear more frequent because of lack of natural barriers like forest borders, the animal diversity and the expansion of these as vectors with the high temperatures that allow this transition of vectors are part of consequences of climate crisis. We would like to share a epidemiological monitoring with local alternatives treatments based in ethnobotanic knowledge of native plant diversity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult situation around the world, especially in the Global South. We could see that the isolation and social distancing suffered wrong executions by governments during these 2 years of infection. The communities that live in voluntary isolation as Indigenous communities have been able to face the pandemic issue despite lack of Healthcare access. In Ecuador and Brazil, the exploration area for Mining, and Farming Industry, and Oil Industry have expanded 50%-75% during this pandemic situation. Natural Disasters and the basic services loss were the main problem in areas with high risk of pollution and detoxification due to the distance between toxic fluids spills (oil and mining companies) and the communities’ riverside. These facts allow us to understand a topic to research:
The possible link between natural and ethnobotanic mechanisms of ethnic groups in forest and farm areas and the efficiency to fight against the disease.
In this case we could see the influence of green spaces to overcome the COVID-19 spreads focusing on alternative treatments based in ancestral knowledge and geographical isolation or distribution as key factors to resist infectious diseases.

Theme Equity, diversity and Inclusion

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