A report for an ecodevelopment project at eight sites under project tiger

The present framework for NGO involvement and environment education is based on a background of visits to a large number of PAs over the last tow decades and recent visits to TRs with a more specific purpose of focusing atentionon these issues. Talking to local people, field staff of the Forest Department and concerned NGOs has brought out even more sharply the high degree of diversity in infrastructural and attitudinal mindsets in each of these areas. This accentuates the importantce of detailed site specific planning by the Forest Department staff along with the local people during initiation of the project. NGOs must act as facilitators and catalysts in this process.

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