Sacred forests of India : a strong tradition of community-based natural resource management

@inproceedings{Ormsby2010SacredFO,
  title={Sacred forests of India : a strong tradition of community-based natural resource management},
  author={Amanda Ormsby and Shonil A. Bhagwat},
  year={2010}
}
Sacred forests represent an important long-held tradition of conserving specific land areas that have cultural, and often religious, significance. India, with its diversity of cultures and traditions, has over 100 000 sacred forests. Many of these groves are forest fragments in agricultural landscapes. In most cases, community members are at least aware of these fragments, if not actively involved in their protection and management. This review focuses on the Western Ghats in southern India and… CONTINUE READING