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Malaysian House in Rainforest Biome at Eden Project

Wild Weekend

Join us for a weekend of wild talks and conversations in our Rainforest Biome and delve deeper into the global trade of wild ingredients, in collaboration with TRAFFIC.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the wild ingredients found in Pukka Herbs – complete with tea tastings and wild harvesting stories. 

Pre-booking your timed entry ticket remains essential, including those with valid Membership, Locals' Passes or Annual Passes. 

Why we're collaborating with TRAFFIC

Wildlife trade is one of the world's most pressing conservation challenges, affecting hundreds of millions of people and thousands of wildlife species. TRAFFIC is a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

A new report by TRAFFIC and partners looks at why governments, the private sector and consumers need to care about precious yet often overlooked plant ingredients and how responsible sourcing can support broader wildlife conservation and marginalised livelihoods.  

Following the report, businesses are urged to access the WildCheck Platform to investigate their supply chains and help secure sustainability, protect ecosystems, benefit local communities and to take action by signing the #WeUseWild Pledge

 
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The importance of wild ingredients

Wild plants are significant across socio-economic groups and geographic regions. A wander through the kitchen may reveal Brazil nuts in your cupboard, Gum Arabic in your soda and liquorice in your herbal tea. Your bathroom may have lotions or makeup containing candelilla wax or skincare products made with baobab or argan oilFrankincense or Jatamansi may be found on the bedroom table as an ingredient in your perfume. 

Thousands of plant species used in everyday products are at risk primarily due to habitat loss and other factors such as climate change and over-exploitation.

With responsible sourcing, these ingredients can support broader wildlife conservation and improve the livelihoods of some of the 1 billion of the world's most vulnerable people who are thought to depend on them. 

Wild Weekend at Eden - July 9-10

Wild talks and tea tastings

Exclusively for this weekend our visitors are invited to meet our Eden Explainers in the Rainforest Biome near the Bamboo House, to discover more about the incredible, and surprising world of wild ingredients, whilst highlighting some of the produce we have here at Eden such as baobab and shea butter.

There will be three talks a day taking place at 11.30am, 1pm, and 2.30pm. Pukka Herbs wild tea tastings and harvesting stories will take place in the Bamboo House at 12pm and 1.30pm.

 

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TRAFFIC is grateful for the support of the Swedish Postcode Foundation.