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Management of Forest Related Natural Resources through Participatory Approach

Haidar Ali1*, Malik Muhammad Shafi2 , Mahwish Siraj1 Himayatullah2 and Aman Ullah1
1Ph.D. Scholar at Institute of Development Studies, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan
2Institute of Development Studies, Faculty of Rural Social Science, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan
Corresponding Author : Haidar Ali, Ph.D
Scholar at Institute of Development Studies
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, University of Agriculture
Peshawar, Pakistan
Tel: +923339350722
E-mail: [email protected]
Received June 07, 2014; Accepted July 29, 2014; Published July 31, 2014
Citation: Haidar Ali, Shafi MM, Siraj M, Himayatullah, Ullah A (2014) Management of Forest Related Natural Resources through Participatory Approach. J Environ Anal Toxicol 4:237 doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000237
Copyright: © 2014 Haidar Ali, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Topographic and climatic conditions of major parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa warrant special measures for management of natural resources to prevent degradation of land resources, conservation of forest related natural resources, optimization of resource use, provision of sustainable livelihood and alleviation of poverty. National rate of deforestation is around 7000 to 9000 hectares per annum in Khyber Paktunkhwa. Destruction of forests is more evident in certain areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. To reverse this trend and to conserve natural resources, participatory approach has been suggested as an instrument at several national and international forums. The linchpin in the participatory approach is formation and mobilization of Village Development Committees (VDCs). These committees were formulated under Malakand Social Forestry Project. It was assessed through this research how much instrumental have been VDCs to mobilize communities. Results show there is some partial success. Still a lot is needed to improve the working of VDCs.

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