Land use and crop pattern changes, pressure on natural resources and the status of biodiversity in selected regions
Maldari : the context of a coffee growing village
Nagarhole : the context of tribal villages located within and near a national park
Uttar Kannada : the context of agricultural cum pastoral villages located within and near a wildlife sanctuary
Summary, conclusions and policy recommendations.
"Focusing on the Western Ghats of India, one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world, this volume looks at a cross-section of local communities living within or near sanctuaries and reserve forests such as coffee growers, indigenous people and farmers-cum-pastoralists to assess the use of non-use values that people derive from tropical forests. It also looks at the extent of their dependence on forests for various goods and services, and examines their perceptions and attitudes towards biodiversity conservation and wildlife protection. The book concludes with an assessment of the institutional alternatives and policies for promoting biodiversity conservation."--Jacket.