Approximately 75 percent of commercially harvested traditional Chinese medicine comes from the mountainous forests of the upper Yangtze region. It's a vast harvest that generates over $10 billion in revenue each year and accounts for nearly 25 percent of China's medical industry. As a result, over-harvesting to meet China rising demand for TCM, has damaged forest ecosystems in Sichuan.
This industry, however, plays a significant role in local people's incomes, presenting the challenge...
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