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000013599 037__ $$a1808
000013599 041__ $$aEnglish
000013599 100__ $$aNimachow, G.
000013599 100__ $$aDai, O.
000013599 100__ $$aTaga, T.
000013599 100__ $$aTag, H.
000013599 245__ $$aLinkages between bio-resources and human livelihood: A case study of Adi tribes of Mirem village, Arunachal Pradesh (India)
000013599 260__ $$c2008
000013599 260__ $$b
000013599 490__ $$aArticle
000013599 507__ $$aMFOLL
000013599 520__ $$aThe living of man in all societies is largely guided by the availability or otherwise of natural bio&ndash; resources. However, the tribal people who are regarded as in the primitive stage and experiencing slow pace of development have a high degree of dependence on the natural resources for their livelihood. Bio &ndash; resources consist of all biotic components of environment, which have utility and function in satisfying the individual wants as well as social wants of man. Recently, the importance of the study on man and nature relationship has gained momentum globally and had emerged as main concern for both the developed and developing nations worldwide. As such, the tribal dominated areas by virtue of having the higher percentage of forest cover have become prime area for research in the world context for sustainable use of bio-resources.  The State of Forest Report, 2003 has placed Arunachal Pradesh second after Mizoram in terms of forest coverage with 68, 019 sq. km. under forest cover. An analysis of the linkages between the bio &ndash; resources and human livelihoods may prove significant and helpful in attaining the first rank in the total coverage of forests in the country The Adi tribe is a major tribal group of Arunachal Pradesh who mostly inhabit East, West and Upper Siang districts. . An assessment of linkages of human livelihood and the bio-resources in the Adi inhabited area proved to be helpful in the sustainable management of natural resources. A household survey with the help of suitable structured questionnaire has been conducted for Mirem village. Personal interview with the village elders was an important tool for the final analysis. The study finds that these people are forest lovers and they are strongly abated with their existing forests. The traditional folk tales, festivities and myths are strongly linked with nature and deeply influenced by the forest ecology and environment. Economic activities, material culture, food habits, house-building materials, ritual performances and herbal medicine all are collected from the forests. The study found that these people are highly dependent on the bio-resources for their livelihood even in this age of scientific and technological development.  <br />&nbsp;
000013599 653__ $$aculture
000013599 653__ $$aforest
000013599 653__ $$aIndia
000013599 653__ $$aindigenous communities
000013599 653__ $$aindigenous culture
000013599 653__ $$alivelihood
000013599 653__ $$anatural resources
000013599 653__ $$apoverty
000013599 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000013599 650__ $$aPoverty and food security
000013599 650__ $$aMountain people
000013599 650__ $$aIndigenous/traditional knowledge
000013599 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000013599 650__ $$aForests and forestry
000013599 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000013599 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000013599 691__ $$aPoverty and food security
000013599 691__ $$aMountain people
000013599 691__ $$aIndigenous/traditional knowledge
000013599 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000013599 691__ $$aForests and forestry
000013599 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000013599 773__ $$p'The Initiation' 2008 (annual publication of Student Forum for
Forestry Research and Environment Conservation (SUFFREC), Kathmandu Forestry College, Kathmandu, Nepal)
000013599 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/13599/files/1808.pdf
000013599 980__ $$aARTICLE