France occupies a unique place thanks to its ultramarine territories with 80% of its biodiversity located overseas. The 10th edition of CIPAM & Cos (International Symposium on Aromatic, Medicinal and Cosmetopoeous Plants) will take place in Tahiti, the 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 November 2018, in which Tahiti Fa’ahotu, member of the Cosmetics Clusters – the international network, is one of the partners.

There are more than 3480 vascular plants and 380 vertebrates that are found nowhere else as endemic species of French overseas territories.

Conscious of this common stake of valorization of the biodiversity, the regions and territories of French Overseas undertook to organize in turn every 2 years the CIPAM (International Symposium on Aromatic and Medicinal Plants), established since the year 2000 as the rendez-vous of ultra-marine meetings to take stock of the unifying theme of aromatic and médicinal plants.

Thus the overseas departments have been particularly active in this objective and have led to the registration of more than a little more than 70 plants. Preserving and enhancing the exceptional biodiversity of French overseas territories associated with traditional knowledge are the common objectives of all OM.

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