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Enhancing Ecosystem Services of Commons by Participatory Conservation and Development Approach

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Godbole, Archana; Sarnaik, Jayant
Conference: The Commons in an Age of Global Transition: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities, the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Conf. Date: August 9-13
Date: 2004
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/409
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): IASC
common pool resources
sacred forests
traditional resource management
participatory management
Abstract: "Detailed account of sacred groves, their present status, role and contribution in enhancing ecosystem services is discussed in this communication. Applied Environmental Research Foundation(AERF ) has been engaged in participatory conservation of sacred groves in western coastal districts of Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg in Maharashtra (India) for last eight years. Attempt has been made to understand the nature of ecosystem services sacred groves provide today and role of these commons as well as their management to make the stronger conservation appeal."

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