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Cross-cultural comparison of plant use knowledge in Baitadi and Darchula districts, Nepal Himalaya

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Date Issued:
2018
Summary:
This study seeks to better understand the human-nature interface and to measure the variability of plant use knowledge among cultures, through inter- and intracultural analyses. We compared plant collection, use, and management of two culturally distinct groups (Baitadi and Darchula) of the Nepal Himalaya. They inhabit different physiographic regions, yet share the same ecological landscape, environmental resources, and livelihood challenges. We hypothesized that the elderly, native, and traditional healers living in remote and rural places possess more diverse and detailed knowledge of plant use and conservation than young, non-native, and non-healers.
Title: Cross-cultural comparison of plant use knowledge in Baitadi and Darchula districts, Nepal Himalaya.
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Name(s): Ripu M. Kunwar
Maria Fadiman
Mary Cameron
Rainer W. Bussmann
Khum B. Thapa-Magar
Bhagawat Rimal
Prabhat Sapkota
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 18 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study seeks to better understand the human-nature interface and to measure the variability of plant use knowledge among cultures, through inter- and intracultural analyses. We compared plant collection, use, and management of two culturally distinct groups (Baitadi and Darchula) of the Nepal Himalaya. They inhabit different physiographic regions, yet share the same ecological landscape, environmental resources, and livelihood challenges. We hypothesized that the elderly, native, and traditional healers living in remote and rural places possess more diverse and detailed knowledge of plant use and conservation than young, non-native, and non-healers.
Identifier: FAUIR000505 (IID)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FAUIR000505
Host Institution: FAU

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