|Town/Region||Royal Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve|
|Date||11 Jul 2006|
Human relocation programs were carried out to the community of Royal Shuklaphanta Wildlife reserve to provide a better and quieter habitat for the reserve wildlife. These relocated communities have a changed access to natural resources from reserve to community based resource management contributing positively to conservation. This study is aimed at exploring the life pattern of relocated communities by studying the impact of relocation program to their rural livelihood. The study comprises of direct field observation and tools of standard social research for the same. The study has been planned for one-year period with anticipated date commencement on April 2006.
The objective of this study is to identify the change in lifestyle of relocated people with reference to Dhakka, Bhatpuri, and other major areas which have recently been relocated into New Dhakka and other areas outside the reserve in order to understand the impact of such relocation programs as such. Specifically, the study aims the following:
b. To assess the dynamics of assess to and control over natural resources due to relocation;
c. To identify the perceptions, new roles and results of their involvement in conservation;
d. To analyze the effect on livelihood of relocated people due to change of access in forest resources after relocation.
The current research focuses on question of how to make conservation a success? What makes people to be relocated into a new environment? How do they survive in new relocations? What are the social and economic costs of such relocations for local people? How do they perceive in the conservation field? How are they playing supporting roles in conservation efforts? What would have been done/not done for a better motivation for relocation? What lessons could be learnt from relocation program?
The present situation might have resulted in some kinds of impact in their livelihood practice. This study will certainly be the basis that makes substantial and long lasting contribution to nature conservation.
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