Foundation for the protection and use of plant heritage
Since 1994, within Klorane Botanical Foundation, we have been committed to making 50 years of medicinal plant research by Pierre Fabre Laboratories available to all. As a corporate foundation for the protection and promotion of our natural plant heritage, we have put in place concrete action that revolves around three missions: Protect, Explore and Educate.
The Great Green Wall program
The ambitious pan-African program known as “The Great Green Wall” aims to fight against desertification and poverty in the Sahel through the creation of a green belt 4,350 miles long and 9 miles wide, from Dakar to Djibouti, uniting 11 African countries. It is made up of several endogenous species: desert date palm, acacias, and the jujube tree, selected because they are particularly well-adapted to the semi-arid climate. Klorane Botanical Foundation is involved in this ambitious project in Senegal for each of its three missions – Protect, Explore and Educate.
More than 20% of the plant species on earth are increasingly rare and nearly one-fifth of plant species in mainland France are threatened. Klorane Botanical Foundation, aware of the fragility of plant resources, acts in close cooperation with botanical conservatories against the disappearance of plant species in the world.
For example, “protecting calendula maritima, a species from the Asteraceae family that is endemic to Sicily and is in danger of extinction.”
To protect well, we must understand, and plant engineering must constantly be investigated.
Therefore, the foundation offers its financial support to various future-oriented projects (missions in tropical primary forests, restoration of the national collection at the herbarium of the National Museum of Natural History, etc…). Thanks to many partnerships with renowned institutions, professors and researchers, we compile botanical monographs and various information brochures on plants.
Education and the transfer of knowledge on plant biodiversity to the public are the key roles of Klorane Botanical Foundation:
- For academics with community pharmacists: educational demonstrations, free guides, posters, games, and excursions to botanical gardens
- For healthcare professionals: botanical training with the help of dedicated scientific supports, such as the journal Regards Botaniques, specialized information and botanical monographs
- For the public: themed brochures, hands-on science programs