Distributing conservation incentives in the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park, Nepal


Since the late 1980s, biodiversity conservation efforts have expanded to incorporate delivering social and economic benefits to communities nearby or within protected areas. Benefits can generate incentives to encourage conservation support; however, such incentive-based programmes (IBPs) have been criticized owing to their inability to provide equal and equitable distribution of benefits. This research examines the distribution of IBPs in the buffer zone of Nepal’s Chitwan National Park (CNP). Questionnaire interview data indicate the livelihoods of buffer zone residents remain strained by conservation activities. While benefits under IBPs are recognized by the residents, villages distant from the main tourist entry points to the park...

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Environmental Conservation 35 (1): 76–86

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Outra biodiversidade terrestre

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Uso Comunitário da Biodiversidade

- Todas Áreas de Conservação de Moçambique