The Asiatic Lion and the Maldharis of Gir Forest

@article{Varma2009TheAL,
  title={The Asiatic Lion and the Maldharis of Gir Forest},
  author={Kaavya Varma},
  journal={The Journal of Environment \& Development},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={154 - 176}
}
  • K. Varma
  • Published 12 May 2009
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Environment & Development
This article is an analysis of the India Eco-Development Project (IEP) implemented in Sasan Gir National Park and Sanctuary. Statistical data describing the consumption patterns and financial status of the Maldharis was collected from 13 nesses. This information demonstrates the impact of the Maldharis on Gir, a lack of willingness among people to change environmentally harmful behavior when forest-dependent activities are economically beneficial, and that participatory approaches under IEP… 

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