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dc.contributor.authorPaudyal, Durga
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-18T23:26:39Z
dc.date.available2013-08-18T23:26:39Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5593
dc.descriptionAccompanying map of Sagarmatha National Park has been scanned separately.en
dc.description.abstractHis Majesty's Government in Nepal has established a system of National Parks and Protected Areas for the conservation of natural areas and cultural values. This dissertation examines the case for the designation of the Hongu and Hinku Valleys as a protected area within the boundaries of Sagarmatha National Park. The concept of national parks and protected areas is examined in terms of broad definitions. The legislative framework in Nepal for establishment of National Parks and protected areas is established, along with a brief history of Conservation in Nepal. The case for inclusion of the Hongu and Hinku Valleys within the protected area system is based on a study of literature on the matter of protected areas generally, and of those publications which have particular relevance to Nepal. Data taken into consideration comes largely from a field survey undertaken by the writer. This survey provides the only substantial material available for the Upper Valleys. Data was gathered using a newly developed methodology and covered: (a) measurements of altitude and slope; (b) livestock and wildlife counts; (c) grassland and forest transect analysis (d) key informant interviewers. Information from the survey appears as an appendix. The survey results indicated that seasonal human impact has imposed stress on a fragile environment which contains unique species and sites of spiritual significance. These impacts are examined in appropriate chapters. The dissertation concludes that to preserve both natural and cultural values, the Hongu and Hinku Valleys should be accorded protected area status and the boundaries of Sagarmatha National Park adjusted to give effect to this course. It is also concluded that in addition to the act of providing protected area status to the valleys, a system of management, which takes into account the needs of the People, is essential. Recommendations for a management system are made and discussion is undertaken of an approach to public relations activities which would assist in the management process.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectconservationen
dc.subjectvaluesen
dc.subjectculturalen
dc.subjectnaturalen
dc.subjectprotected areasen
dc.subjectNepalen
dc.titleExtending protected area systems in Nepal: a case study of the Hongu and Hinku Valleysen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelDiplomaen
thesis.degree.nameDiploma of Parks and Recreation Managementen
lu.thesis.supervisorDevlin, Pat
lu.thesis.supervisorMurray, Raymond
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsThis digital dissertation can be viewed only by current staff and students of Lincoln University.en
dc.subject.anzsrc050204 Environmental Impact Assessmenten
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen


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