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Resources 2018, 7(3), 41; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources7030041

The Role of Non-Timber Forest Products in Creating Incentives for Forest Conservation: A Case Study of Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia

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Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, 464-8601 Nagoya, Japan
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Faculty of Development Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh, 12150 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Received: 5 June 2018 / Revised: 28 June 2018 / Accepted: 29 June 2018 / Published: 1 July 2018
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The fundamental issue in this study is to confirm whether or not the extraction of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) will encourage additional pro-conservation behavior from local people. This study clarifies three research questions as follows: what is the current activity of forest conservation in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary?; does the extraction of NTFPs create incentives for forest conservation?; and how much value do NTFPs have for incentives for forest conservation activities? Fieldworks were conducted in September 2015, March and April 2016, March 2017 in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary: participatory rural appraisals, key informant interviews, and structured questionnaire interviews with 288 households were randomly selected. Though this study confirmed that extraction of NTFPs is generally seen as the most positive influenced factors for local people’s participation towards forest conservation. Additionally, this study found that the annual value of NTFPs as incentives for forest conservation was around US$0.95/ha or US$95/km2 in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia. View Full-Text
Keywords: NTFPs; incentives; forest conservation; Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary; Cambodia NTFPs; incentives; forest conservation; Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary; Cambodia
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