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CIEER is an 501 c(3) nonprofit educational and research organization developed in 1998 to promote the conservation of bio-cultural traditional knowledge and plant biodiversity. We serve as a focal point for the exchange of ethnomedicinal knowledge and to establish an international network of ethnobotanical researchers. CIEER's goals are to

1) Preserve Traditional Botanical Knowledge in indigenous languages.

2) Provide library and information services to Native Peoples (primarily Native Hawaiians and Native Americans).

3) Serves individuals interested in the history, culture, and contributions of Native Hawaiians.

4) Educate the public concerning the use of plants for healing by traditional cultures and to promote the safe and effective use of medicinal plants.

Accomplishments for Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2005

• Managing Editorial Responsibilities for E-Journal: Ethnobotany Research and Applications
• Launch Native Hawaiian Botanical Heritage Library Project
• Launch Interactive Identification Guides to Traditional Hawaiian Heritage Plants

Objectives for Fiscal Year Beginning January 1, 2006
• To seek additional funding for above projects currently under development.
• Deliver sceintific journal with membership exceeding 1800 members worldwide.
• Continue to provide library and information services to Native Hawaiians.

Scientific Societies

Society for Economic Botany

Society for Ethnobiology

Society for Ethnobiology

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Educational Resources

Botanical Society of America

Set 7 - Economic Botany

Medicinal Plants
of Madagascar

Plantas Medicinais

Mayan Ethnomedical Encylopedia

Rainforest Researchers

Tom Snyder Productions

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