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From stewards to trepassers: pastoralist management of forest resources

From stewards to trepassers: pastoralist management of forest resources, Aman Singh,

Chapter 9 from “Pastoralist Livelihoods in Asian Drylands: Environment, Governance and Risk”, Oxford 2017

“This chapter describes the community forests in Rajasthan known as orans, which historically have been maintained by local people as an essential resource. Today, however, areas have been taken over by the Forest Department as reserves, excluding local people. Considerable degradation of the forest has been observed. !e chapter looks at the reasons for this in a case study in the buffer zone of the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar District of Rajasthan.”