Dependency on national park resources of people living in a mountain protected area

Thapa, Kamal (2023) Dependency on national park resources of people living in a mountain protected area. Eco.mont, 15 (2). pp. 20-27.

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Abstract

National Parks can provide diverse benefits to those living in and around them, supporting livelihoods and providing opportunities to harvest natural resources and to participate in nature-based tourism. To explore the direct benefits to local people, a questionnaire-based survey was conducted in four villages in Langtang National Park, Nepal. Firewood and fodder / grasses were the main resources harvested by local people. Household size and the total number of livestock units were the only significant predictors of resource use (firewood and fodder). These findings suggest that local people are dependent on national park resources. Strategies to reduce firewood dependency and hence pressure on the national park forests are recommended.

Item ID: 79544
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2073-1558
Keywords: firewood, Langtang National Park, local people, national park benefit, natural resource use, Nepal
Copyright Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2023 06:27
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3007 Forestry sciences > 300705 Forestry biomass and bioproducts @ 50%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410406 Natural resource management @ 25%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 25%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180699 Terrestrial systems and management not elsewhere classified @ 50%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1899 Other environmental management > 189999 Other environmental management not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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