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10 GNLU J.L. Dev. & Pol. 191 (2020)
Forest Conservation Framework for Sustainable Development: A Study of the Malki System in Dangs, Gujarat, India

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     Forest   Conservation Framework for

     Sustainable Development: A Study of the

     Malki System in Dangs, Gujarat, India


     -Dinesh   Dasal





        A    bstract-Community      Forest Management    (CFM)
             is increasingly recognized as a strategic solution for
        maintaining forests. Thus there is an urgent need to explore how
        CFM can be implemented more effectively such that more benefits
        are harnessed on a sustainable basis. The CFM 'Malki system'
        enacted by Government of Gujarat, which evolved through a
        period of many decades, paved a strong way of maintaining
        forests, supporting biodiversity conservation and carbon storage
        in the state of Gujarat, India along with strengthening the
        livelihood of the tribal community which is directly dependent
        on the forests. The startling success of the Malki system can be
        gauged by the very fact that 8oo,ooo new trees were planted
        in the Dang forest during 1994-2019 while Rs 299.4 crores was
        earned by the 19,936 beneficiaries till December, 2019 by selling
        the forest produce. Juxtaposing the Environmental Success along
        with the Economic Success, the CFM Malki system practised in
        the State of Gujarat emerges as a classic example of 'Sustainable
        Development' which  can be replicated or drawn upon for
        evolving CFM framework to be implemented in different forests
        of the world.






1.   INTRODUCTION

Human   induced  deforestation, forest fragmentation and degradation are
serious and  ubiquitous threats to biodiversity and ecosystem  services

   I acknowledge the guidance and contribution of my Ph.D. Supervisor, Prof. (Dr)
   Shobhalata Udapudi, Professor of Law, Gujarat National Law University.

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