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Resource dependence and attitudes of local people toward conservation of Karbartal wetland: a case study from Indo-Gangetic plains

The Kabartal wetland is situated in the mid- Ganges basin supporting a large population of migratory and residential waterfowl as well as people's livelihoods. This paper examines the wetland-society linkages, resource dependence and attitudes of local living in villages around Kabartal wetland. The results show that 67% of locals depend on the wetland for a variety of needs such as fodder, fuel wood, construction materials and fish.