Posted 20 May 2007 - 06:40 PM
Balancing the human needs with conservation priorities has become a growing concern worldwide. Conservation approach has shifted from protection of biodiversity in isolation to sustainable approach. This change is related to environmental as well as developmental activities. This case study in six Buffer Zone Community Forest User Groups (BZ CFUGs) have been conducted to assess socio economic situation of the userís groups in relation to the sustainable resource utilization for their livelihood and biodiversity conservation comprising with empirical data from Buffer Zone areas of Shey-Phoksundo and Royal Chitwan national park. The field observation, measurement in forest and discussion with user shows that the forest condition is not favourable for sustainability even in the case of good BZ community forest as perceived user group. It shows that people try to manage forest sustainability if it can fulfill their needs. Loss of equity of forest resources in rural poor communities is the same as a loss of natural resources in the environment. It is suggested that the degree of sustainability should measure by using locally suitable criteria and indicators.
Key words: Buffer Zone Community Forestry, Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Resource Utilization, livelihood, and equity.
Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:28 PM
Thank you for your post on abstract. As Sunil has mentioned, an ellaboration or full text of the paper would be a great asset to wnso. Please consider in this line as well, if possible.
Posted 31 July 2007 - 06:38 AM
We belief every research output are the assets for all. I hope weíll able to develop this forum (WNSO) as a supportive linkage and place of the intellectual debate and knowledge advocacy centre in coming days.
Actually, above abstract was prepared for National Environment Workshop- 2007 which was held in KTM but in the same time I was moved at outside the valley because of my official work. So I did absent to present paper at taht conference/publish due to the workload at same period even though steering committee was invited time and again.
To serve the community, continuity of study and involvement in social research sector is really difficult to do balance for each youth in Nepal because everything is going uncertainly and unplanned. As other, itís my compulsion to give second priority to social study/research whilst I know its supreme sector.
This report is still in draft form. Itís going to be finalized soon. Interested reader can request at email: email@example.com.
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