Stakeholder Perspectives on Use, Trade, and Conservation of Medicinal Plants in the Rasuwa District of Central Nepal
Uprety, Yadav1,3; Poudel, Ram C.2; Asselin, Hugo3; Boon, Emmanuel K.1; Shrestha, Krishna K.4
2011-02-01
发表期刊JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
卷号8期号:1页码:75-86
摘要People's livelihood in several Himalayan regions largely depends on collection, use, and trade of medicinal plants. Traditional use is generally not a problem, but commercial gathering of selected species to meet increasing national and international demand can result in over-exploitation. Sustainable management of medicinal plants requires a clear understanding of the respective roles, responsibilities and viewpoints of the various stakeholders involved. Through personal interviews and group discussions, this study aimed at investigating the views of two stakeholder groups on use, trade and conservation of medicinal plants in the Rasuwa district of Nepal. Local people and district and national organizations agreed that medicinal plants are collected for a combination of commercial and personal uses. Perceptions on market availability differed significantly: 100 % of the respondents from district and national organizations saw markets as easily available, against only 36 % for local people. This could explain why medicinal plants were perceived by local people to contribute less to income generation than to livelihood improvement. Different viewpoints were also expressed concerning the status of medicinal plants in the district: 81 % of the respondents from district and national organizations considered that medicinal plants were threatened, compared to only 28 % for local people. Despite this disparity, both stakeholder groups agreed upon potential threats to medicinal plants: over-harvesting; habitat loss due to land-use change and deforestation; and over-grazing by livestock. Several challenges were identified regarding sustainable management of medicinal plants, such as ambiguous policies; lack of resources, information and infrastructures; habitat degradation; and over-exploitation. Despite these challenges, respondents agreed that the medicinal plants sector offers huge opportunities in the Rasuwa district, given resource availability, community awareness and motivation, and the priority given to the sector by governments and other agencies. Proper collaboration, communication and coordination among stakeholders are needed to grab these opportunities.
关键词Medicinal Plants Livelihood Improvement Income Generation Himalaya Local People Conservation Policy
资助信息VLIR of Belgium; Plantlife International, UK
学科领域Environmental Sciences & Ecology
DOI10.1007/s11629-011-1035-6
收录类别SCI
语种英语
WOS研究方向Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS类目Environmental Sciences
WOS记录号WOS:000289005000008
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条目标识符http://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/5237
专题资源植物与生物技术所级重点实验室
作者单位1.Vrije Univ Brussel, Dept Human Ecol, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Yunnan 650204, Peoples R China
3.Univ Quebec, Canada Res Chair Aboriginal Forestry, Rouyn Noranda, PQ J9X 5E4, Canada
4.Tribhuvan Univ, Cent Dept Bot, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Uprety, Yadav,Poudel, Ram C.,Asselin, Hugo,et al. Stakeholder Perspectives on Use, Trade, and Conservation of Medicinal Plants in the Rasuwa District of Central Nepal[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2011,8(1):75-86.
APA Uprety, Yadav,Poudel, Ram C.,Asselin, Hugo,Boon, Emmanuel K.,&Shrestha, Krishna K..(2011).Stakeholder Perspectives on Use, Trade, and Conservation of Medicinal Plants in the Rasuwa District of Central Nepal.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,8(1),75-86.
MLA Uprety, Yadav,et al."Stakeholder Perspectives on Use, Trade, and Conservation of Medicinal Plants in the Rasuwa District of Central Nepal".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 8.1(2011):75-86.
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