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Management of Protected Areas: Exploring an Alternative in Gir

Amita Shah
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 42, No. 27/28 (Jul. 14-20, 2007), pp. 2923-2930
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4419791
Page Count: 8
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Management of Protected Areas: Exploring an Alternative in Gir
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Abstract

Protected areas that are surrounded by a large human population within and outside the sanctuary need to be managed keeping in mind not just the ecological requirements but also the livelihood needs of local communities. While the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 does provide for people's rights within sanctuaries, policies regarding protected areas must encourage a partnership between these communities and government agencies.

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