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Identification and Inventory of NTFPs in Manaslu Conservation Area

Identification and Inventory of NTFPs in Manaslu Conservation Area

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A report submitted to
Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP)/ National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC)Gorkha
Submitted by
Khilendra GurungDipesh Pyakurel
We would like to acknowledge Dr. Siddhartha B. Bajracharya, Member Secretary,NTNC for facilitating the field work to Manaslu Conservation Area. We are thankfulto Mr. Narendra Lama, Office in Charge and other staffs of MCAP for their supportand cooperation to carry out this work.We are grateful to Amchis Dorche Thakuri (Prok) and Mingmar Lama (Samagaon)for providing us the details of their healing practices. Similarly, Jigme Lama (Lama of Pema Chholing Gompa, Samagaun), Tharpa Ghyaljen (Namrung) and Kalen ChhiringLama (Timber and NTFPs trader, Lihi village) for providing us the information on thetrading of NTFPs.We would also like to thank Mr Chhewang Lama (Prok) for assisting us in the fieldtrip to Kalche forest and Kalchuman Tal.Special thank goes to Mr. Megh Nath Bhattarai (Headmaster of Shree Jung PrimarySchool, Lihi village) and Mr. Rudra Prasad Sapkota (Teacher of Lho Primary School,Lho village) for the overall information of the area and assisting in accommodation.Lastly, we would like to thank Mr. Bijaya Gurung (Carpenter, Lho village) and Ms.Laxmi Lama (Hotel Mount Manaslu, Samagaon) for their kind cooperation during thefield work.
Khilendra GurungDipesh Pyakurel
Table of contents
1. BACKGROUND 11.1 Introduction 21.2 Objectives 21.3 Justification of the study 21.4 Limitations of the study 32. STUDY AREAS 43. METHODOLOGY 63.1 Primary data collection 63.1.1 Key informant survey and resource mapping 63.1.2 Identification of NTFPs 63.1.3 Inventory of NTFPs 63.1.3a Habitat identification 63.1.3b Sampling 73.1.4 Documentation of traditional healing system 73.2 Secondary data collection 73.3 Data processing and analysis 73.3.1 Frequency and relative frequency 73.3.2 Density and relative density 83.3.3 Determination of forest types 83.3.4 Prioritization of NTFPs 83.3.5 Rapid vulnerability assessment (RVA) 94. RESULT 104.1 Identification of NTFPs in Nubri valley 104.2 Inventory of NTFPs of Nubri valley 134.2.1 Prok VDC 134.2.2 Lho VDC 164.2.3 Samagaon VDC 194.3 Prioritization of NTFPs 204.3.1 Prok VDC 204.3.2 Lho VDC 214.3.3 Samagaon VDC 224.4 Rapid vulnerability assessment (RVA) 234.4.1 Prok VDC 234.4.2 Lho VDC 234.4.3 Samagaon VDC 244.5 Trade of NTFPs in Nubri valley 254.6 Marketing and value addition of other NTFPs 264.7 Potentialities and opportunities for NTFPs cultivation in Nubri valley 274.8 Potential areas of NTFPs available sites in Nubri valley 294.9 Documentation of traditional healing system of Nubri valley 304.10 Sustainable harvesting practices of NTFPs 334.11 Guidelines for sustainable harvesting of NTFPs 345. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS 365.1 Conclusion 365.2 Recommendations 37References 38

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