Management of protected areas


Protected areas that are surrounded by a large human population within and outside the sanctuary need to be managed keeping in mind not just the ecological requirements but also the livelihood needs of local communities. While the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 does provide for people’s rights within sanctuaries, policies regarding protected areas must encourage a partnership between these communities and government agencies.


Shah, A. Management of protected areas. Economic and political weekly (2007) 42 (27-28) 2923-2931.

Management of protected areas

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