FOUNDATION FOR THE PROTECTION AND USE OF PLANT HERITAGE
Since 1994, within the Klorane Institute, we are committed to making 50 years of medicinal plant research run by the Pierre Fabre Laboratories available to all.
As a business foundation for the protection and use of plant heritage, the Klorane Institute has put in place concrete actions that revolve around three missions: Protect, Explore and Educate.
the Great Green Wall programme
The ambitious pan-African programme known as “The Great Green Wall” aims to fight against desertification and poverty in the Sahel through the creation of a green belt 7,000 km long and 15 km wide, from Dakar to Djibouti, uniting 11 African countries.
It is made up of several endogenous species including the desert date palm, acacias, and the jujube tree, selected because they are particularly well-adapted to the semi-arid climate.
Institut Klorane is involved in this ambitious project in Senegal for each of its three missions – Protect, Explore, and Educate.
More than 20% of the plant species on earth are increasingly rare and nearly one-fifth of plant species in mainland France are threatened. The Klorane Institute, aware of the fragility of plant resources, acts in close cooperation with botanical conservatories against the disappearance of plant species in the world.
Example: “protecting calendula maritima, a species from the Asteraceae family that is endemic to Sicily and is in danger of extinction.”
To protect efficiently, we must first seek to understand biodiversity.
Therefore, the Foundation offers its financial support to various exploration projects (missions in tropical primary forests, restoration of the national collection at the herbarium of the National Museum of Natural History, etc…). Thanks to many partnerships with renowned institutions, professors and researchers, we compile botanical monographs and various information brochures on plants.
Education and the transfer of knowledge on plant biodiversity to the public are the key roles of the Klorane Institute:
- For school children, with the help of community pharmacists: educational demonstrations, free guides, posters, games ... and botanical garden excursions
- For healthcare professionals: botanical training with the help of dedicated scientific supports, such as the newsletter Regards Botaniques, specialized information or botanical monographs
- For the general public: themed brochures, interactive science programs