Local people's perceptions of forest biodiversity in the walnut fruit forests of Kyrgyzstan

  • Gulnaz Jalilova, Harald Vacik
  • International Journal of Biodiversity Science Ecosystems Services & Management, June 2012, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/21513732.2012.696557

People's expectations on forest biodiversity in the Walnut fruit forests of Kyrgystan

What is it about?

This study assessed local people's understanding of forest biodiversity and evaluated their knowledge of the wildlife. People's expectations for the future of forest biodiversity varied according to differences in the pressure exerted by humans on the forests and the availability of forest resources.

Why is it important?

The biodiversity of the walnut fruit forests in Kyrgyzstan is under huge pressure due to various socio-economic challenges and anthropogenic factors. The participation of local people plays a significant role in the conservation of biodiversity.

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