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Locher, M; Müller-Böker, U (2007). "But now men also listen to the women": women’s-development approach in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project, East Nepal. Asiatische Studien / Etudes Asiatiques, 61(4):1113-1139.

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The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project (KCAP) provides a remarkable example of a gender-sensitive nature conservation project. The KCAP is an Integrated Conservation and Development Project (ICDP) in the mountainous area of East Nepal, jointly managed by the WWF Nepal Program and the Nepalese Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. The project includes a specific women's-development approach. It not only aims at direct integration of women into nature conservation, but also applies a broad strategy and a combination of activities for women's development. Questions arise in the context of both participatory nature conservation and gender issues. This study focuses equally on positive and critical aspects and highlights the importance of a balance between women-only and gender-mixed interventions. As an introduction, the present article provides first a short overview of women's integration into nature conservation projects and development efforts, followed by the outline of the research questions and methodological procedure and a brief description of the case study area. The findings including a discussion of the KCAP's women's-development approach and conclusions are presented subsequently.



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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Journals > Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques > Archive > 61 (2007) > 4
08 University Research Priority Programs > Asia and Europe
Dewey Decimal Classification:950 History of Asia
180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
910 Geography & travel
Deposited On:10 Aug 2009 07:41
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:18
Publisher:Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft / Verlag Peter Lang

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