Opportunities and risks in reconciling conservation and development in a post-Soviet setting: The example of the Tajik National Park

Haslinger, Andrea; Breu, Thomas; Hurni, Hans; Maselli, Daniel (2007). Opportunities and risks in reconciling conservation and development in a post-Soviet setting: The example of the Tajik National Park. International journal of biodiversity science and management, 3(3), pp. 157-169. London: Taylor & Francis

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In the Tajik National Park (TNP) - a high-altitude area of nearly 26,000 km2 in Central Asia - past and present human activities visibly contrast with standard conservation requirements for protected areas worldwide. This paper focuses on resource management, and highlights three major processes that threaten both the sustainable use of natural resources and the preservation of nature per se: (i) intensified use of biomass as a fuel resource, (ii) inappropriate pasture management, and (iii) increased pressure on endangered wildlife. From analysis of these processes - their historical background, root causes, trends and interrelationships - options and needs to improve park management are proposed and discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Sustainable Land Management
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
UniBE Contributor: Breu, Thomas Michael; Hurni, Hans and Maselli, Daniel
ISSN: 1745-1590
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Submitter: Factscience Import
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 14:59
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 08:42
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.25545
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/25545 (FactScience: 59074)

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