- Redefining Tourism – Experiences and Insights from Rural Tourism Projects in India
Prepared by Equations, November 2008
- Community Rights and Livelihoods in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
Prepared for ICIMOD Talking Points Series September 2006
- Inde: les paysans privés de terres au nom de l’écologie
From GEO January 2005 (French).
- Nanda Devi Campaign Information Booklet
Prepared for UNEP Conference September 2004
- Community-Based Ecotourism in the NDBR
From the American Alpine Newsletter Winter 2004.
- Case Study
Local Control and the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Sustainable Mountain Communities Conference, Banff, Alberta, June 14-18, 2003.
- Namche Conference
The struggle for community based conservation and equitable tourism in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve in India, May 24-26, 2003.
- Nanda Devi Declaration
The Nanda Devi Biodiversity Conservation and Eco Tourism Declaration, October 14, 2001.
- Workshop Proceedings
Proceedings of the workshop on Community Based Conservation & Ecotourism in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, October 29-31, 2001
- PowerPoint Presentation
Summarizing the proceedings of the October 2001 workshop.
- Legends from a Living Mountain: Book Excerpt on Nanda Devi’s Sacredness
From Hinduism Today July/August 2000
- Scientific Publications (Maikhuri et al)
The research group of R.K.Maikhuri, S. Nautiyal, K.S. Rao, K.G. Saxena, et al. have studied conservation and socio-economic development issues in the NDBR since 1992. They have conducted in-depth scientific, participatory and action research in the buffer zone villages of NDBR using diverse currencies such as ecological, social and economic to analyse different production systems and natural resource collection/consumption patterns. This has in turn formed the basis for designing appropriate strategies and identifying priority interventions for management of NDBR on one side and conflict resolution on the others.
- Scientific Publications (Kuniyal et al)
The research group of J.C. Kuniyal et al., have studied conservation within a wider regional context.
Note that news articles after 2003 are available from the blog
- Kazmi, S. M. A. (2003, November 23). Nanda Devi’s guardian angel. Indian Express.
- Nautiyal, A. (2003, May 10). NDBR opens for tourists after two decades. Times of India.
- Prashant, S. (2003, May 2). Nanda Devi biosphere reopens sans tourists. Deccan Herald.
- Sethi, N. (2003). Two sites to the story: Uttaranchal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands showcase new tourist attractions in contrasting styles. Down to Earth, 12(1).
- Unnithan, S. (2003, April 14). Himalayan Thriller: Intriguing details of an India-US espionage mission atop Nanda Devi to keep watch on Mao’s China. India Today.
- Chandola, H. (2002, June 23). Where eco-friendly villagers are barred but poachers are let in. Tribune.
- Dogra, B. (2002, June 5). Whither the Chipko years? The fading gains of Himalayan conservation. IPS.
- Sethi, N. (2001). Shrouded in controversy. Down to Earth, 10(9).
- Kazmi, S. M. A. (2001, August 24). Uttaranchal to serve notices on Nanda Devi expedition team. Indian Express.
- UNI. (2001, July 8 ). Pressure on to reopen Nanda Devi reserve. UNI.
- Kala, N. (2001, June 29). A sanctuary for poachers, Govt ‘helpless’. The Pioneer.
- (2001, June 18 ). Locals resent move to open up Nanda Devi reserve. Hindustan Times.
- Kazmi, S. M. A. (2001, June 8 ). Uttaranchal lifts veil on Nanda Devi reserve. Indian Express.
- Sabharwal, A. (2000, January 30). Top-down initiative conflicts with grassroot reality. Indian Express.
- Kazmi, S.M.A., (1998, October 4). Inside the garden. Indian Express.
- Chandola, H. (1998, July 3). Nanda Devi oustees to enter core area. Hindustan Times.
- Maikhuri, R. K., & Rao, K. S. (1998). A ban on common sense: Various restrictions imposed to protect the environment at Nanda Devi in the Himalaya have disturbed the rural lifestyle and economy, doing little to conserve the ecology. Down to Earth, 6(17).
- Sabharwal, A. (1999). Twice Unlucky. Down To Earth, 8(15).
- (1993). The tragedy of Reni : How misfortune befell a woman, once hailed as a conqueror, and a village that tried to protect its forests. Down to Earth, 1(23).
- Bisht, B. S. (1994). Tribes of India, Nepal, Tibet borderland : a study of cultural transformation. New Delhi: Gyan Pub. House.
- Badola, R., & Hussain, S. A. (2003). Conflict in Paradise: Women and Protected Areas in the Indian Himalayas. Mountain Research and Development, 23(3), 234-237.
- Guha, R. (2000). The unquiet woods : ecological change and peasant resistance in the Himalaya (Expanded ed.). Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.
- Hoon, V. (1996). Living on the move : Bhotiyas of the Kumaon Himalaya. New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.
- Rao, K. S., Nautiyal, S., Maikhuri, R. K., & Saxena, K. G. (2003). Local People’s Knowledge, Aptitude and Perceptions of Planning and Management Issues in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, India. Environmental Management, 31(2), 168-181.
- Silori, C. S. (2001). Biosphere Reserve Management in Theory and Practice: Case of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Western Himalaya. Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, 4, 205-219.
- Aitken, B. (1994). The Nanda Devi affair. New Delhi: Penguin Books India.
- Rawat, I. S. (1973). Indian explorers of the 19th century : account of explorations in the Himalayas, Tibet, Mongolia, and central Asia. New Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India.