Steps towards sustainable harvest of Ophiocordyceps sinensis in Bhutan

@article{Cannon2009StepsTS,
  title={Steps towards sustainable harvest of Ophiocordyceps sinensis in Bhutan},
  author={Paul F. Cannon and Nigel L. Hywel-Jones and Norbert Maczey and Lungten Norbu and Tshitila and Tashi Samdup and Phurba Lhendup},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={2263-2281}
}
The insect-pathogenic fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis (better known as Cordyceps sinensis) is harvested over much of the Himalayan plateau as a highly prized remedy in traditional Oriental medicine. Over the past 10 years its financial value has increased dramatically, with collectors paid as much as US $12,500 kg−1 for top-quality material. This is causing significant distortion to local economies, and there is widespread concern that the current rate of collection is unsustainable. This paper… 

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