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Title: Cost-benefit analysis of resettlement policy : a case study of Ob Luang National Park, Northern Thailand
Authors: Nabangchang, Orapan
Keywords: COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS
HABITAT
RESETTLEMENT
NATIONAL PARK
PROTECTED AREAS
NATURE CONSERVATION
THAILAND
OB LUANG
Date: 2003
Publisher: EEPSEA, IDRC Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Singapore, SG
Series/Report no.: EEPSEA research report series / IDRC. Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia; no. 2003-RR10
Abstract: This report investigates whether farmers living in a village within the boundaries of one of Thailand's most important national parks should continue to live there or be resettled. It analyzes the costs and benefits of several scenarios for the future of the villagers. These include resettlement, "business-as-usual" and a compromise in which the villagers are involved in helping conserve the park. It finds that resettlement is not only unnecessary, but would actually cost more - environmentally and socially - than letting the farmers stay and help manage the park. In light of this, the report describes how the compromise scenario might be made to work and recommends that this approach be considered in other conflict resolution situations in Thailand.
Related URI : http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/handle/10625/45928
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/45927
Project Number: 003591
Project Title: EEPSEA (Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia) - Phase III
Access: Open Access
Copyright: IDRC
License: IDRC is copyright holder
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