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An Assessment of Yarsagumba (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) Collection in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Nepal
Barna Bahadur THAPA; Saroj PANTHI; Rajesh Kumar RAI; Uttam Babu SHRESTHA; Achyut ARYAL; Sabina SHRESTHA; Bhushan SHRESTHA
Corresponding AuthorBhushan SHRESTHA
2014-03
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
Volume11Issue:2Pages:555-562
AbstractYarsagumba (Ophiocordyceps sinensis), an endemic species to the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau, is one of the most valuable medicinal mushrooms in the world. In Nepal, it is distributed largely in isolated patches of alpine grasslands of 3,000-5,000 m elevation. Although it is reported from 27 northernmost districts of Nepal, the local distribution pattern of this species is largely unknown. Furthermore, the collection system and local management regime of this species are not well documented. We conducted a field survey at Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve (DHR) among the different stakeholders in January-June 2012 to assess collection sites, patterns and trends and to understand the management regime. We estimated that about 75 kg of Yarsagumba is collected every year from DHR and the amount has been declining since 2008. To manage the resource, locals have initiated regulating the collection by issuing permits, taxing to the collectors, and monitoring the activities of harvesters with the help of park authorities. The revenue generated at local level from the permits has been used for community developmental activities.
KeywordChinese Caterpillar Fungus Medicinal Fungus Himalayan Gold Conservation Yartsagunbu
Indexed BySCI
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/6867
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2014_Vol11 No.2
Corresponding AuthorBhushan SHRESTHA
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Barna Bahadur THAPA,Saroj PANTHI,Rajesh Kumar RAI,et al. An Assessment of Yarsagumba (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) Collection in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Nepal[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2014,11(2):555-562.
APA Barna Bahadur THAPA.,Saroj PANTHI.,Rajesh Kumar RAI.,Uttam Babu SHRESTHA.,Achyut ARYAL.,...&Bhushan SHRESTHA.(2014).An Assessment of Yarsagumba (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) Collection in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Nepal.Journal of Mountain Science,11(2),555-562.
MLA Barna Bahadur THAPA,et al."An Assessment of Yarsagumba (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) Collection in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Nepal".Journal of Mountain Science 11.2(2014):555-562.
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