publication . Article . 2008

Evaluating the legacy of an integrated conservation and development project around a tiger reserve in India

SANJAY GUBBI; MATTHEW LINKIE; NIGEL LEADER-WILLIAMS;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2008
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Independent evaluations of the impact and legacy of large donor-funded integrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs) are critically important but rarely undertaken. The India Eco-Development Project around Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR-IEDP) in southern India received US$ 6.0 million, of which 43.2% was spent on community-based conservation activities. The PTR-IEDP was internally evaluated as 'successful'. Questionnaire surveys and on-site visits were used to independently evaluate its development impact and legacy, two years after the IEDP ended. Questionnaire surveys were administered to a random sample of 90 respondents from a treatment group who part...
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free text keywords: GE, Pollution, Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Water Science and Technology, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Tiger, Sustainability, Environmental protection, Biology, Ecotourism, Protected area, Livelihood, Treatment and control groups, Wildlife conservation, Receipt
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