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Year: 2009
Nepal's armed conflict (1996-2006) has created enormous impact on biodiversity, the economy and society
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Year: 2008
Women's participation in mountain tourism in Nepal started during the 1920s and 1930s with portering
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Year: 2008
The people’s resistant movement of April 2006 in Nepal (hereinafter referred to as April movement) was a non-violent struggle by the people to end the autocratic rule of the King and restore peace by transforming the armed conflict into a viable democratic political system
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Year: 2008
The common proverb “Save seed in famine and save life in crowd” has even more relevance in the context of corporate globalisation and privatisation of genetic resources
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Year: 2007?
The recent great political transformation of Nepal as a democratic republic has raised high expectations of mountain communities in socio-economic sphere through mountain tourism as well
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Year: 2007
The ‘people’s war’ waged by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (February 1996-April 2006) and the people’s movement of April 6-24, 2006 not only seriously questioned the relevance of the nearly 400 year-old royal dynasty, but it also paved the way for a fundamental socio-political transformation of the country
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Year: 2007
In Nepal, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) [CPN (M)] started armed conflict since February 1996 to change the ?feudal? political system
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Year: 2006

This case study focuses on the rights of marginalised indigenous peoples to access and control natural resources (land, water and forest) underpinning their livelihood and traditional occupations

This study briefly reviews the policies, legislations or regulations and practices related to land, water and forest, and then identifies the problems and opportunities inherent in them. The impact of the provisions in these policies and regulations on the livelihoods of the highly marginalised indigenous groups is then analysed. As there is also a wide range in the wealth and development status within indigenous peoples (popularly called ethnic groups or Janajatis in Nepal), the case study is limited only with highly marginalised ones, as their livelihoods are threatened by the practices of the state, market and mainstream society.

The process by which the indigenous peoples of Nepal lost to the powerful recent immigrants was the process of nation-building based on uniform state language, religion and identity. This is described by various terms like Nepalisation, Hinduisation or Sanskritisation. The traditional practices in resource management and access to resources of highly marginalised indigenous (ethnic) peoples eroded because of this uniformity imposed by the state. It is only because of hilly nature of the terrain and isolation of various settlements due to lack of transportation and communication that that led to the preservation of the traditional resource management practices of some ethnic groups in some pockets. Introduction of new property rights without recognising the traditional system of keeping land as a community property and using land on rotation as swidden to generate various products for their survival made them totally landless. Centralized administration and nationalisation of forests and other resources associated with it like pasture further marginalised the indigenous peoples. Restrictions on the use of traditionally used resources because of declaration of protected areas in their ancestral lands were extremely harsh for their livelihoods. Their traditional knowledge system has been eroded, which further increased their vulnerability. These peoples seem neither able to cope with modernisation nor are able to derive livelihoods from traditional occupations.
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Year: 2006
The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) is now controlling over more than 80 percent of Nepalese territory
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