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If sustainable use of wildlife is to be adopted as a strategy for nature conservation, it is important that it be supported by the public. This paper examines public attitudes to and support for sustainable harvesting of wildlife by surveying a sample of the Australian public. Participants'...
We randomly selected 103 households and conducted a face-to-face interview in one of the Important Bird Areas of Nepal during the summer of 2004. We used referendum-type questions to elicit willingness-to-pay (WTP) for the conservation of the critically endangered White-rumped vulture, Gyps...
In the Tajik National Park (TNP) – a high-altitude area of nearly 26,000 km2 in Central Asia – past and present human activities visibly contrast with standard conservation requirements for protected areas worldwide. This paper focuses on resource management, and highlights three major processes...
This paper analyzes data on the contribution of medicinal plants to the livelihoods of rural people in Pondoland, South Africa. A total of 23 medicinal plant species were identified as being important to local livelihoods, either for domestic use or for trading purposes in the city markets. The...
Large numbers of people, mostly in developing countries, rely on traditional medicines for their primary healthcare needs. This paper focuses on conservation of medicinal plants used for skin infections, one of the most common sources of health problems in Kenya. An ethnobotanical study was...
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