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 oil. Frankincense 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.