Type of publication:
Published grey literature
Mechanism by which biodiversity affects poverty:
Biodiversity component details:
Nepal's Terai Arc (a series of protected areas).
Harvesting of timber and NTFPs.
Intervention employed other:
Integrated conservation and development scheme designed to help facilitate the development of sustainable use of forest resources.
Measure of poverty impact used:
Income generated from use of forest resources.
Assessment of impact on poverty:
Evidence assesses the scale of impact:
Scale of impact details:
On average a community forest users' group can earn US$4,760 annually from a variety of sources including tourism, timber, fuel wood or non timber forest products. Additionally the user groups format empowers women to participate in management and decision making.
Sustainability of biodiversity use:
Sustainability of biodiversity use details:
The aim of the project is to manage consumption in a sustainable manner.
Attribute of biodiversity affecting poverty:
Does the evidence relate to a specific intervention?:
How does the mechanism affect poverty?:
It supports immediate subsistence needs
It generates income/tradeable surplus
Mechanism affects poverty precisely how:
The NTFPs and timber harvested can be used to meet immediate subsistence needs, or can be sold to generate a cash income, for example the paper describes how timber is collected and sold. Additionally sustainability is being achieved by devolving resource management down to community groups, these groups empower women to participate in management and decision making.
Evidence provides measure of poverty impact:
Evidence is site-specific:
Unit of analysis and sample size:
Unit of analysis other:
Community forest user's group.
Does the evidence mention the general biodiversity status of the country/region?:
Does the evidence describe the biodiversity status of the site?:
Site biodiversity status described:
Highly significant in both human and wildlife terms.
Does the evidence mention the general poverty status of the country/region?:
Site poverty status described:
Does the evidence discuss the governance regime at the site?:
Does the evidence describe the poverty/socioeconomic status of the site?:
The project was aimed at devolving power from the state down to communities in order to give them a sense of ownership and so promote sustainable usage.
What is the resource rights regime?:
Resource rights regime details:
Resource rights are governed by the community forest user group.
What is the land tenure regime?:
Land tenure regime details:
State owned but with resource rights given to the community.
Does the evidence mention the power relations?:
Does the evidence consider possible trade-offs/costs as well as benefits?:
Measure of poverty impact tag:
Distribution impacts considered:
Duration of impact considered:
Outcome replicable elsewhere considered:
Thresholds/boundary limits/tipping points of achieving the outcome considered:
How costs and benefits/impacts might vary across different spatial scales considered:
Presence of possible confounding factors acknowledged:
How mechanism affects poverty other: