We investigated the impact of ethnicity on the adaptability of forest resource management in Myanmar. Within Myanmar's ethnically diverse population, extensive economically motivated internal migration has led to the forming new villages comprising people of different ethnicities. Conditions and problems encountered in these newly formed villages may differ from those in ancestral villages where customary rights prevail. We assessed the livelihood systems and cooperative behaviours of different ethnic groups within a study village. Our findings were as follows: 1) households' ethnicities influenced their levels of dependence on different livelihood sources, namely Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) and field crops, and 2) cooperation among the villagers of different ethnicity was weak. To achieve successful and sustainable natural resource management in such region, the characteristics of different ethnic groups should be taken into account in community forest management plan.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Mar 9|
|Event||2020 International Symposium on Water, Ecology and Environment, ISWEE 2020 - Beijing, Virtual, China|
Duration: 2020 Dec 6 → 2020 Dec 8
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)