Management Arrangements of the Chaprote Forest and their Implications for Sustainable Development

Soofia Mumtaz, Durr-e- Nayab

Abstract


This presentation is a more comprehensive version of the paper
that has been circulated. The paper examines the terms of access to the
resources of the Chaprote forest in the Nagar valley of Northern
Pakistan, before and since 1972. In 19n, the Nagar valley became part of
the Federally Administered Areas of ~akistan. The political
transformation of the regime, was contiguous with changes in the
economic situation, which affected local requirements, allocation, and
access to natural resources. Our analysis hence, focuses on some of the
excesses and inadequacies of regimes being incorporated within a
political economy on the one hand, and being subjected to interventions
at odds with local potential and former systems of managing and
exploiting local resources on the other. Our aim is to make suggestions
for better management, conservation and development of forest resources.
This. exercise includes the concern of environmentalists, among other
issues, over conserving finite natural resources, and maintaining a
symbiosis between regeneration and depletion of renewable natural
resources [Dubois (1976); Rapoport (1978); Sachs (1978, 1980) and
Simonis (n.d)].

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v30i4IIpp.1075-1086

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