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Community Practices Towards Ecosystem Services In Mulkharka Village Shivapuri National Park Nepal

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.2, No. 8)

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Page : 230-233

Keywords : Index Terms Community Practices; Ecosystem Service; Natural Resource Management; Sustainable Development;

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Abstract Community practices are very significant aspects to get ecosystem services in sustainable way which is beyond doubt. This paper deals with the ecosystem services of Shivapuri National Park and practices of residents of Mulkharka Village living inside the national park. This study explored the practices that contribute a wide range of impacts on ecosystem services. Secondary information is obtained through official documents previous research and primary information gathered via participatory rural appraisal tools such as informal discussion observation field note map and photographs. Data had been triangulated and followed by thematic analysis. Community practices of provisioning services were found unsustainable whereas practices of regulating services were found comparatively better. Practices of cultural services were found sustainable but there was pressure on supporting services. However few initiatives have been taken for sustainable management of ecosystem services like livelihood options improved fuel use system and skill development programs. Ecosystem is a valuable service that will get added value in near future. This will certainly create ample opportunity of funds and programs. To strengthen community practices more research on ecosystem services in required with proper coordination with all stakeholders which will enhance sustainable natural resource management of Shivapuri National Park.

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