Wild collection

The study of the sustainable use of wild medicinal and aromatic plants is focused on the following topics:

  • Study the current situation of the exploitation of wild medicinal and aromatic plants in Catalonia.
  • Prospecting, location and chemical characterization of wild populations of aromatic and medicinal species, in and out Catalonia territory.
  • Optimization of the traditional exploitation models of wild aromatic and medicinal species, to ensure the survival of wild populations in long term, to maintain the natural resource level and to minimize the environmental impact of harvesting activity.
  • Evaluation of aromatic and medicinal resources with potential for sustainable wild harvesting.
  • Study of the different employment options that the MAPs natural resources offer, linked with a geographic area and an specific population.

Wild collection projects