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(Ethno)Botany In the Clouds

Project Type

Ethnobotanical Research


Yunnan, China



While in Yunnan, China, I had the special opportunity to live with and learn from three Ethnic Minority families who call the Himalayan Mountains and foothills home: The Nu People, The Lisu People, and The Tibetan People. I wanted to better understand how globalization, climate change, and politics were effecting their ancient plant-based traditions and what could be done to help protect their culture, land, and one of the most botanically diverse places on earth.

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