Participatory resource monitoring for non-timber forest products in Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple wildlife sanctuary, Karnataka, India

Setty, Siddappa and Kamaljit Bawa, S and Bommaiah, J (2001) Participatory resource monitoring for non-timber forest products in Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple wildlife sanctuary, Karnataka, India. In: Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversffy and Human Welfare. Proceedings of the intemationai Conference on Tropical Ecosystems. Oxford & IBH, New Delhi, pp. 85-88. ISBN 812041496965

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Abstract

Extensive harvesting of plant and animal products from natural ecosystems is one of the principal causes of the loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems. In India, as elsewhere, millions of people derive their livelihoods by harvesting a wide variety of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) from the ecosystem. Although local communities had some sort of monitoring programs in place to estimate production and harvest levels, such systems are gradually breaking down with increasing commercialization and the loss of local control over resources. We initiated a program of participatory resource monitoring (PRM) with the Soligas, the indigenous people of the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) Wildlife Sanctuary, as part of an effort to develop models of sustainable use of forest resources (Bawa, 1999). A detailed description of BRT is available in Ramesh (1989) and Hegde el al. (1996). The Soligas derive almost half their income from NTFPs (Lele el al., unpublished data). Of the various products that the Soligas harvest, the most important are Phyllanlhus emblica and P. indojischeri (collectively known as 'amla'), and honey from Apis dorsala, or rock bees.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Participatory resource monitoring, BRT wildlife sanctuary, NTFP, regeneration.
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > H Book Chapters
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Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 09:24
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URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/430

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