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The Role of Environmental Education for Biodiversity Conservation: A Case Study in the Protected Areas of Nepal

Abstract Balancing conservation goals and needs of local residents is always challenging. While some believe protected areas are a safe paradise for wildlife, others suggest that it is shortsighted to ignore the social and economic challenges faced by people who live adjacent to protected areas when addressing conservation objectives. This dissertation explores the link between biodiversity conservation and environmental education programs (EEPs) administered to residents of buffer zones adjacent to three protected areas in the Terai Arc Landscape, Nepal. Using surveys and interviews, this study examined 1) the influence of EEPs on attitudes of local people toward biodiversity conservation; 2) the influence of EEPs on conservation behavior; 3) the r... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Shrestha, Samridhi (Author) / Smith, Andrew T (Advisor) / Minteer, Ben (Committee member) / Pearson, David (Committee member) / Nyaupane, Gyan (Committee member) / Budruk, Megha (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental education / Environmental science / Social research / Attitude / Behavior / Biodiversity / Conservation / Environmental Education / Wildlife
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 213 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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