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Bucknell University

Publication Date

Fall 2016

Program Name

Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Abstract

This study examined the opinions, perceptions, and knowledge of residents of Thulo Syafru, a small village in the buffer zone of Langtang National Park, Nepal, regarding conservation efforts spearheaded by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation and the World Wide Fund for Nature. 26 community members were interviewed along with key figures in community leadership and the two aforementioned organizations. Thulo Syafru is an essential location for red panda conservation, leading to many conservation efforts being focused in the area. Overall, people expressed very positive opinions regarding red pandas and their protection, positive attitudes about conservation, and appreciation of the World Wide Fund for Nature. Responses regarding the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation were mixed between appreciative thoughts and complaints regarding restriction of harvesting natural resources.

Disciplines

Animal Sciences | Animal Studies | Asian Studies | Community-Based Research | Place and Environment | Zoology

 

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