Cultural Understanding of Non-timber Forest Products among the Babuban Community People of Eastern Nepal
Keywords:Non-timber forest products (NTFP), cultural understanding
This paper presents a short analysis of human-nature relationship among the Bahuban community people of eastern Nepal based on the use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs1). The paper basically describes perceptions and understanding of different categories of people towards NTFPs based on symbolic meaning and use-value of these products in their lives. In addition, the paper also shortly discusses indigenous practices for NTFPs management in the study area.
Occasional Papers in Sociology and Anthropology Vol.11 2009 126-147