Cross-cultural comparison of plant use knowledge in Baitadi and Darchula districts, Nepal Himalaya

@inproceedings{Kunwar2018CrossculturalCO,
  title={Cross-cultural comparison of plant use knowledge in Baitadi and Darchula districts, Nepal Himalaya},
  author={Ripu Mardhan Kunwar and Maria G. Fadiman and Mary Margaret Cameron and Rainer W Bussmann and Khum B Thapa-Magar and Bhagawat Rimal and Prabhat Sapkota},
  booktitle={Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine},
  year={2018}
}
BackgroundThis study seeks to better understand the human-nature interface and to measure the variability of plant use knowledge among cultures, through inter- and intracultural analyses. We compared plant collection, use, and management of two culturally distinct groups (Baitadi and Darchula) of the Nepal Himalaya. They inhabit different physiographic regions, yet share the same ecological landscape, environmental resources, and livelihood challenges. We hypothesized that the elderly, native… CONTINUE READING
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