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Communities and Conservation
Natural Resource Management in South and Central Asia

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© 1998 | 508 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Throughout the world, community involvement in conserving the environment is becoming the preferred method, marking a shift away from the top-down approach that has characterized such efforts in the past. This book explores diverse experiences with participatory conservation and constitutes the first comprehensive treatment of community-based conservation efforts in South and Central Asia.
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Ashish Kothari, R V Anuradha and Neema Pathak
Community-Based Conservation
Issues and Prospects  
Michael Pimbert and Jules Pretty
Diversity and Sustainability in Community-Based Conservation
 
PART TWO: COUNTRY OVERVIEWS
Arvind Khare
Community-Based Conservation in India
Mohamed Zuhair
Conservation By Local Communities in the Maldives
D Myagmarsuren
Towards Community-Based Conservation in Mongolia
Bharat Shrestha
Involving Local Communities in Conservation
The Case of Nepal  
G M Khattak
Community-Based Conservation
Experiences from Pakistan  
Avanti Jayatilake, Nirmalie Palewatta and J Wickramanayake
The Practice of Community-Based Conservation in Sri Lanka
 
PART THREE: EMERGING ISSUES
P J DeCosse and S S Jayawickrama
Issues and Opportunities in Co-Management
Lessons from Sri Lanka  
Madhav Gadgil
Grassroots Conservation Practices
Revitalizing the Traditions  
P S Ramakrishnan
Conserving the Sacred
Ecological and Policy Implications  
Amita Baviskar
Tribal Communities and Conservation in India
Seema Bhatt
Conservation through Community Enterprise
D Shankar
Conserving a Community Resource
Medicinal Plants  
G Raju
Institutional Structures for Community-Based Conservation
Madhu Sarin et al
Gender and Equity Concerns in Joint Forest Management
B J Krishnan
Legal and Policy Issues in Community-Based Conservation
 
PART FOUR: CASE STUDIES
Priya Das and K Christopher
Self-Initiated Conservation in India's Protected Areas
The Cases of Kailadevi and Dalma Sanctuaries  
Rajendra Singh
People's Protected Areas
Alwar District, India  
R K Maikhuri et al
Traditional Community Conservation in the Indian Himalayas
Nanda Devi Biosphere Resource  
Soumyadeep Datta
An NGO-Initiated Sanctuary
Chakrashila, India  
Dhrupad Choudhury
Conservation by Local Communities in North-East India
Sharachchandra Lele, K S Murali and Kamaljit S Bawa
Community Enterprise for Conservation in India
Biligiri Ranganaswamy Temple Sanctuary  
U M Chandrashekara and S Sankar
Tribals and Conservation
Chinnar Sanctuary, India  
S U K Ekaratne et al
Communities Protecting Coastal Resources
Rekawa Lagoon, Sri Lanka  

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