Integrated approach towards conservation of Gir National Park: the last refuge of Asiatic Lions, India

  title={Integrated approach towards conservation of Gir National Park: the last refuge of Asiatic Lions, India},
  author={Aeshita Mukherjee and C. K. Borad},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
The Gir National Park and sanctuary is one of the seven protected areas selected for biodiversity conservation through the Eco-Development Project funded by the Global Environmental Facility and implemented by the World Bank. Together with forest conservation by the forest officials, simultaneously global efforts started towards conservation of the last refuge of Asiatic Lions. The prohibition of resource use and resettlement of people from the protected area were done to meet the need of… 

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  • Environmental Science
  • 2009
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  • R. Badola
  • Environmental Science
    Biodiversity & Conservation
  • 2004
This paper examines the attitudes of local people living in and around the forest corridor linking the Rajaji and Corbett National Parks, northern India. Door to door surveys were carried out, and

Park-People Relationships: The Case of Damage Caused by Park Animals Around the Royal Bardia National Park, Nepal

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Management of National Parks and Sanctuaries in India A. Kothari, P. Pande, S. Singh and D. Variava Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, 1989, 289 pp., HB Rs 250/$US 40, PB Rs 150/$US 30

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