People within parks—forest villages, land-cover change and landscape fragmentation in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, India

Nagendra, Harini and Pareeth, Sajid and Ghate, Rucha (2006) People within parks—forest villages, land-cover change and landscape fragmentation in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, India. Applied Geography, 26 (2). pp. 96-112.

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Abstract

There has been extensive debate on the conservation impact of people located within protected areas. In a tiger reserve in central India, we find that the densely populated villages located outside the park boundary are better connected to regional markets by road networks, and are associated with greater deforestation rates and more forest fragmentation compared to the more isolated villages in the park interior. The park itself however appears well protected in terms of forest cover and connectivity. Instead of focusing on resettlement of forest villages, forest protection needs may be better served by working with these surrounding communities to develop alternate mechanisms for income generation.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Resettlement; Land-use/land-cover change; Landscape fragmentation; Remote sensing;Dry tropical forests; India
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
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Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 05:01
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 05:01
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/7

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