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.
We have cataloged over 180 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.
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.