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Title:
MEASURING DEPENDENCE ON FOREST RESOURCES AND ITS IMPACT ON BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION: EVIDENCE FROM KOKRAJHAR, ASSAM.

Authors:
Ringcher Basumatary

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Ringcher Basumatary
Department of Economics, Bodoland University, Kokrhajhar, BTC, Assam, India

MLA 8
Basumatary, Ringcher. "MEASURING DEPENDENCE ON FOREST RESOURCES AND ITS IMPACT ON BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION: EVIDENCE FROM KOKRAJHAR, ASSAM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 3161-3170, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=220. Accessed 2018.
APA
Basumatary, R. (2018, July). MEASURING DEPENDENCE ON FOREST RESOURCES AND ITS IMPACT ON BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION: EVIDENCE FROM KOKRAJHAR, ASSAM. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(7), 3161-3170. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=220
Chicago
Basumatary, Ringcher. "MEASURING DEPENDENCE ON FOREST RESOURCES AND ITS IMPACT ON BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION: EVIDENCE FROM KOKRAJHAR, ASSAM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 7 (July 2018), 3161-3170. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=220.

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Abstract:
Biodiversity conservation is the part of sustainable use of resources. The excessive use of forest resources will impact not only on environment but it also affects all the living beings and nonliving beings on the biosphere. Therefore, the world community is in favour of the biodiversity conservation and support for its conservation, but ultimately it is the perception and attitudes of local community who reside within or near forest areas and depend on forest for their livelihood that will make differences to biodiversity conservation. The study assesses the extent of dependence on forest for various goods and services by the dwellers of forest village. 365 households were surveyed in 16 recognised forest villages of Kokrajhar district of Assam. The study showed that the dwellers of forest village depend more on forest resource. The study also found that the forest villager were aware of biodiversity and was interested to biodiversity conservation.