Recognition of the ancestral relationships between Fungi and other organisms, be them known or not, is fundamental for the preservation and/or conservation of People & Planet.
Recognition of ancestral relationships between humans and Fungi through the first ethnomycological dynamic map of all documented interactions.
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This document provides a framework for decision-making and conduct for the ethnomycological research included in the Ancestral & Traditional Uses of Fungi's map. It reflects the vision of the Fungi Foundation, with the goal of facilitating ethical conduct, equitable relationships, and reciprocal responsibility among all parties, fostering a commitment to meaningful collaboration. We acknowledge the uniqueness of each culture, and this document is intended to be a living document that will adapt over time to align with evolving understandings, contributions, and circumstances.
We have cataloged over 200 mushroom uses in over 38 different countries, thus creating one of the most comprehensive ethnomycological indexes in the world. We are currently developing an interactive virtual map, according to Fungi Foundation’s Ethical Guidelines.
These forests have been important witnesses of human and climatic history, storing a large amount of information. They have a high resilience capacity, with high concentrations of organic matter and carbon storage, and hold a large, and sometimes unique, diversity of plant, animal and fungi species. We are working on a unified definition of old-growth forests that recognizes their importance on the ecosystems and their ancestral history to increase scientific explorations and protect them.
The Mazatec people shared their knowledge of the use of psilocybin with the world. The psychedelic space owes everything to their generosity and altruism.
Historias y Memorias Mazatecas is a project born from the dedication of a Mazatec family to preserve and celebrate their traditions and cultural heritage and it needs our support now. It's time for us to give back.
Do you want to share an ancestral use of Fungi that’s touched your life? Is there something you read or maybe your grandparents told you about? We would love to hear about your experience.