Scale, Socio-ecological Networks, Corruption and Patronage: Factors Affecting the Sustainability of Plant Resources in Nepal. Objectives. To analyse the perception of the people at different levels on plant resources in Nepal
Kathmandu (Capital), policy, planning
Hetauda, DFO, Traders
Dandabas, local people, Orchid
District Forest Office (DFO)
Traders and local industries
Department of Forest
Ministry of Forest
Government of Nepal may not even know a plant’s local uses.
DANIDA, DFID, DABUR, AUS AID may not even identify plant species, and are unaware of local ecosystems
District forest offices / officers
Community Forestry User Groups
NGO’s and CBO’s
Local people have knowledge on slow growing nature of Taxusbut they are unaware of the commercial use of Taxus leaves
Queries, comments and feedbacks!!!
This research is supported by the Rufford Small Grant Foundation for Nature Conservation; and partially supported by University Small Grants, University of Aberdeen and the Hardy Plant Society, UK.