3、 以道地药材等药用资源保护与利用作为切入点，促进生态环境和非物质文化遗产保护意识，提升文化伦理道德，传承传统文化理念，传播生态文明精神。道地药材是在一定的自然条件、生态环境和地域内所产的药材，具有独特医疗保健价值，它的形成和演变不仅与遗传、环境及生产实践有关，而且是凝集着历代无数研究者和生产者共同劳动和集体智慧的结晶。道地药材作为一种特殊的遗传资源和文化载体, 具有科研、社会经济、文化的多重价值，在传统文化的传承与生态文明传播中具有不可估量的作用。
Dissemination of Ecological Civilization Belief
Dear Union Members:
We are now facing crises such as energy crisis, resource exhaustion, population explosion, food shortage, environmental deterioration and imbalance in ecological system. These crises are either in causal relationship for each other or as different manifestations of one particular problem. And this is regarded as ecological crisis.
In response to such crises, we have to inherit and disseminate a sustainable, harmonious and inclusive civilization form, namely the ecological civilization, to continue the living and development of human beings. In the culture of traditional Chinese medicine, the medical use of animals and plants like genuine regional materia medica contributes to medicine, society and civilization of human being. Medicinal animals and plants are precious natural resources and treasures of human beings. It is also the material foundation for the existence and development of traditional Chinese medicine and thus tightly related to the health of people in China or even the world. Hereby we propose that:
1. We need to look for essences of ecological civilizations from every great civilization and traditional cultures in the world and to use this wisdom of traditional culture to direct the path of modern ecological civilization.
2. We need to inherit more beliefs of traditional Chinese medicine and disseminate ecological civilization ideas more vigorously. The thoughts and clinical beliefs advocated by traditional Chinese medicine such as “consistence between Tao and the Nature” “Harmony of Man with Nature” “People Orientation” “the Actualization of the Mean and Harmony” “Balance between Yin and Yang” and “Coordination rather than Confrontation” coincide with the essences of ecological civilizations and they are precious intangible cultural heritage of human beings.
3. We need to take the protection and utilization of genuine regional materia medica as a starting point, to increase the awareness of protecting eco-environment and intangible cultural heritages (ICH), raise the level of cultural ethnics, inherit traditional cultural thoughts and disseminate ecological civilization beliefs. Genuine regional materia medica refers to the medicinal materials which grow in certain natural conditions, ecological environment and regions. They are endowed with unique medical and health value. The formation and evolutions of genuine regional materia medica are not only closely related to heritance, environment and practice, but also fruit by common labour and collective wisdom of numerous researchers and producers generation after generation. Genuine regional materia medica, as a special inherited resource and cultural carrier, owns multiple values in the field of scientific research, social economy and culture, and plays an immeasurable role in the inheritance of traditional culture and dissemination of ecological civilization.
We propose the construction of an eco-civilized new world of harmony and inclusiveness, virtuous circle, comprehensive development and sustainable prosperity between human beings and nature, human beings and the society, human beings and themselves, among human beings and even nations through enhancing cultural communication and cooperation among traditional medical organizations around the world and inheriting traditional culture.
São Paulo, Brazi