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Table 7 Threats for medicinal plant resources and their priority ranking

From: Use and management of traditional medicinal plants by Maale and Ari ethnic communities in southern Ethiopia

Threats Herbs Trees, shrubs, climbers
Maale Ari 1 Ari 2 Maale Ari 1 Ari 2
Agricultural land expansion 2 2 2 1 1 1
Lack of cultivation and maintenance 1 1 1 2 2 2
Conflicting uses (timber, fencing, firewood, etc) 0 0 0 3 3 3
Grazing pressure 4 4 4 4 5 4
Drought or unreliable rainfall 3 3 3 5 4 5
  1. “0”’ = not mentioned as a threat.