Protected Sal Forest and Livelihoods of Ethnic Minorities: Experience From Bangladesh

K. K. Islam, Noriko Sato

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

12 被引用数 (Scopus)


Protected areas are an appropriate means for managing biodiversity and have become increasingly central to conservation strategies. However, declaring a natural resource to be protected has an immense influence on the livelihoods of many local communities living in and around the protected area. This article explores the role of protected sal forests-namely, the Madhupur National Park (MNP) on the livelihoods of forest-dependent ethnic minorities, drawing empirical data from ethnic households. The results revealed that the MNP has brought changes, most of which have had negative impacts on ethnic livelihoods. Now their livelihoods are not stable, as most do not have substantial sources of securing income. In spite of this, the ethnic communities have experienced severe antagonistic relationships with park managers and faced social inequity; all these factors affect their livelihoods. Therefore, establishment of a legitimate process to constructively work with the local communities is the most feasible and just way to achieve conservation and development.

ジャーナルJournal of Sustainable Forestry
出版ステータス出版済み - 4月 2013

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 林業
  • 食品科学
  • 地理、計画および開発
  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境
  • マネジメント、モニタリング、政策と法律


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