Socio-cultural profile of Bapedi traditional healers as indigenous knowledge custodians and conservation partners in the Blouberg area, Limpopo Province, South Africa

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BACKGROUND Bapedi traditional healers of Blouberg are custodians of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants of this region. They provide primary health care to a large number of people in the Blouberg area of South Africa. There is concern that this profession is dying out, which may be detrimental to the Blouberg community and to biodiversity conservation… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13002-015-0025-3

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@inproceedings{Mathibela2015SocioculturalPO, title={Socio-cultural profile of Bapedi traditional healers as indigenous knowledge custodians and conservation partners in the Blouberg area, Limpopo Province, South Africa}, author={Malehu K Mathibela and Bronwyn A Egan and Helena J Du Plessis and Martin J Potgieter}, booktitle={Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine}, year={2015} }