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Community knowledge and sustainable natural resources management: learning from the Monpa of Arunachal Pradesh

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dc.contributor.author Singh, Ranjay K
dc.contributor.author Sureja, Amish K
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-07T10:39:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-07T10:39:24Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation SINGH, R.K. & SUREJA, A.K. 2006. Community knowledge and sustainable natural resources management: learning from the Monpa of Arunachal Pradesh. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 2(1):73-102, Jul. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605] en
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3881
dc.description Part of this article was presented as a conference paper at a national conference on “Arunachal Pradesh: Tradition in Transition, linking ecology, economics and ethics” held at North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India from 13-16 September, 2005. en
dc.description.abstract Community knowledge and local institutions play a significant role in sustainable comanagement, use and conservation of natural resources. Looking to the importance of these resources, a project, funded by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Ahmedabad, India was implemented to document the community knowledge associated with agriculture and natural resources in few selected Monpa tribe dominating villages of West Kameng and Tawang Districts of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Dynamics of various indigenous practices, gender role, culture and informal rural social institutions, cultural edges significantly contribute in managing and using the natural resources sustainably. Experiential learning and location specific knowledge play a pivotal role in ecosystem sustainability. Study also indicates the synergistic relation existing between local knowledge and ecological edges, thereby helping in sustaining livelihood in high altitude. Indigenous resource management systems are not mere traditions but adaptive responses that have evolved over time. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Monpa tribe en
dc.subject Natural resources management en
dc.subject Pastoralist en
dc.subject Biodiversity en
dc.subject Local institutions en
dc.subject Community knowledge en
dc.subject Sustainability en
dc.title Community knowledge and sustainable natural resources management: learning from the Monpa of Arunachal Pradesh en
dc.type Article en


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