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Title Livelihood strategies in southern India : conservation and poverty reduction in forest fringes / edited by Seema Purushothaman, Rosa Abraham
Published New Delhi : Springer India, 2013
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Contents Reconciling Conservation and Livelihoods in the Forest Fringes: An Introduction / Seema Purushothaman and Rosa Abraham -- Changing Livelihood Strategies: The Experience of the Valaiyars of Karandhai Malai, Tamil Nadu / Kanmani Venkateswaran [and others] -- Distinct Livelihood Patterns Among Communities: The Case of Kanakapura, Karnataka / A. Kavitha [and others] -- Diversity as a Livelihood Strategy Near Mudumalai, Tamil Nadu: An Inquiry / Tarsh Thekaekara, Nishita Vasanth and Thomas F. Thornton -- Community-Driven Ecotourism Near Bangalore: Adapting to Change / Priya Gupta [and others] -- Conservation and Coffee Production: Creating Synergies in Kodagu, Karnataka / Rosa Abraham, Seema Purushothaman and Soubadra Devy -- Rural Collectives for Livelihoods and Conservation: Lessons from Malè Mahadeswara Hills, Karnataka / B. Dhanya, Seema Purushothaman and Sheetal Patil -- Village Commons, Livelihoods and Governance: An Assessment of Karnataka's Experience / Sharachchandra Lele, Seema Purushothaman and Sham Kashyap -- Land-Use Practices and Regulations to Reduce Poverty: Lessons from Anaikatty, Tamil Nadu / Seema Purushothaman and Sheetal Patil -- Economic Instruments to Reconcile Conservation and Livelihoods: Analysing the Potential for Bamboo in Karnataka / Sheetal Patil, Seema Purushothaman and Elisabeth Gsottbauer -- Institutions for Sustainable Livelihoods in the Forest Fringes: Towards Integration / Seema Purushothaman and Neha Ambastha
Summary This volume is a compilation of essays that focus on livelihood issues faced by forest communities of the southern Western Ghats region of India. Communities living along the fringes of forests are, more often than not, overlooked in academic and policy discussions. However, they face considerable pressures, being sandwiched between conservation endeavours and the forces of urbanization and commercialization. The chapters in this book provide an insight into the kinds of livelihood issues these communities face and the potential means that can be adopted to sustain these livelihoods. This volume provides a unique alternative perspective by locating livelihood issues within socio-ecological-economic narratives of communities living at the intersection of the three southern Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and suggests directions for policies to address these challenges
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Communities -- India -- Western Ghats.
Conservation of natural resources -- India -- Western Ghats.
Poverty -- India -- Western Ghats -- Prevention.
Form Electronic book
Author Purushothaman, Seema, editor
Abraham, Rosa, editor
ISBN 8132216253
8132216261 (electronic bk.)
9788132216261 (electronic bk.)