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Extraction, Utilization Pattern and Prioritization of Fuel Resources for Conservation in Manali Wildlife Sanctuary, Northwestern Himalaya
Man S. RANA; Sakshi B. RANA; S. S. SAMANT
Corresponding AuthorMan S. RANA
2012-08
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
Volume9Issue:4Pages:580-588
AbstractFuelwood is the main source of the energy in mountainous regions. Hence, annual wood consumption is very high. Information on fuelwood resources, and their extraction and availability is very scanty. Therefore, present study was carried out to study the diversity of fuelwood species, annual collection, preference and availability of fuel species in the forests. Thirty four species (25 trees and 9 shrubs) were extracted for fuel by the inhabitants. Total collection and species preference was highest for Picea smithiana, Cedrus deodara, Indigofera heterantha, Pinus wallchiana and Sorbaria tomentosa, respectively. Resource use index indicating use pressure was highest for P. smithiana, C. deodara, I. heterantha and Abies pindrow, respectively. Besides native species, some non-native horticultural and agroforestry species such as Malus pumila, P. domestica, Celtis australis, etc. were also being used as fuel. Preferred species showed their availability in eight forest types whereas, population and regeneration status was poor. Therefore, immediate actions are suggested to sustain current and future demand of fuelwood. The afforestation of degraded, uncultivated and marginal lands through high quality and preferred fuel species might reduce pressure on wild and selective species.
KeywordFuelwood Resource Use Index Communities Conservation
DOI10.1007/s11629-012-2066-6
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/5128
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2012_Vol9 No.4
Corresponding AuthorMan S. RANA
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Man S. RANA,Sakshi B. RANA,S. S. SAMANT. Extraction, Utilization Pattern and Prioritization of Fuel Resources for Conservation in Manali Wildlife Sanctuary, Northwestern Himalaya[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2012,9(4):580-588.
APA Man S. RANA,Sakshi B. RANA,&S. S. SAMANT.(2012).Extraction, Utilization Pattern and Prioritization of Fuel Resources for Conservation in Manali Wildlife Sanctuary, Northwestern Himalaya.Journal of Mountain Science,9(4),580-588.
MLA Man S. RANA,et al."Extraction, Utilization Pattern and Prioritization of Fuel Resources for Conservation in Manali Wildlife Sanctuary, Northwestern Himalaya".Journal of Mountain Science 9.4(2012):580-588.
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