International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4 Issue 5 2014- March 2014    Pages: 968-973  <<Previous    Next>>

The role of local people in environmental conservation of the Shir-Ahmad wildlife refuge. Sabzevar-Iran

Author Information:

Roohollah Behzad1, Dr. Ravindra G. Jaynhaye2, Dr. Praveen G. Saptarshi3
1 - PhD student of the Department of Environmental Science. University of Pune
2 - Professor of the Department of Geography. University of Pune
3 - Professor of the Department of Environmental Science. University of Pune


Local community play very important role in environmental conservation process and Participation of them in management of wildlife is the key for conservation of natural resources. The main approach to wildlife management and conservation has been to include the local people to gain their cooperation and support, which have eventually resulted in integrated conservation and development. To find out the level of local communities environmental awareness and their concept regarding environmental conservation, questionnaire have been circulated among them in 9 villages around the Shir-Ahmad wildlife refuge. The results reveal that most of them have willingness to protect this wildlife refuge if government pays attention to the conflict resolution.

Keywords: Ecotourism, Biodiversity conservation, Environmental awareness


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