2021
  • Non-ICIMOD publication

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Ecological condition and management status of Community Forests in Indian western Himalaya

  • Ravi Pathak
  • Shinny Thakur
  • Vikram S. Negi
  • Ranbeer S. Rawal
  • Amit Bahukhandi
  • Kamini Durgapal
  • Anjali Barola
  • Deep Tewari
  • Indra D. Bhatt
  • Summary

Community Forests (CFs) are considered as an important means of forest management, biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction and ecological sustainability across the world. This study is an attempt to understand if CFs in west Himalayan part of India (referred as Van Panchayat) is effective in performing such role of conservation and sustainable flow of goods and services.