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:: Volume 8, Issue 16 (8-2020) ::
PEC 2020, 8(16): 135-153 Back to browse issues page
Cutting down and pollarding of forest trees as perceived by local and governmental forest stakeholders and the impact of changes in fuel source on the forest (Case of Sarvabad Forests)
Soroush Zabihollahi11 , Javad Mirzaei * , Farzad Eskandari3 , Manuchehr Namiranian4 , Arezoo Soltani5
1- ilam uni
ilam uni , mirzaei.javad@gmail.com
3- kurdistan uni
4- tehran uni
5- Norwegian University of Life Sciences
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Local people are always dependent on cutting down and pollarding of Zagros forests trees to provide their livelihoods needs such as house heating, cooking, supply of livestock forage and building materials. The stakeholders also have many conflicts in terms of forest utilization, which is in turn the main cause of many irregularities in the forest management. The present study was conducted to investigate the views of local and governmental forest stakeholders on the cutting down and pollarding of forest trees in the Almaneh village, Sarvabad city of Kurdistan province. The main data source was a questionnaire validity of which was evaluated based on the opinions of specialists and its reliability measured through Cronbach's coefficient. In total, the views of 115 local and governmental stakeholders were studied using a Likert scale. All data were analaysed using SPSS. In so dong, Kruskal wallis and Mann whitney tests were taken and analyzed. As the results show, local stakeholders perceived that forest trees are not severely cut down and pollarded compared to the past (stakeholder percieved cutting and pollarding 2.3 and 4.1 on avarage respectively). They also believed  utilization of the trees is limited to the collection of dead trees. This does not damage the forest (Average stakeholder views were 4.03 on avarage). They believed the state should not prohibit them from carrying out these  activities. Despite the confirmation of the decline in these utilities in recent years, the natural resources specialists, (the stakeholder viewed cutting and pollarding 3.14 and 3.9 on average respectively), have found forests deconstruction, and bilateral participation necessary in this regard. In total, our results showed some conflicts of reading between the locally independent stakeholders and the governmentally dependent stakeholders. In spite of the conflict of views between the two groups, stakeholders reported the positive impact of entering the gas into the village and changing the source of livestock forage in general (stakeholder percieved cutting and pollarding 3.79 and 4.1 on avarege  respectively).
Keywords: Forest utilization, Conflict, Fuel wood, Kurdistan, Almaneh
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/11/12 | Accepted: 2020/03/3 | Published: 2020/09/21
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Zabihollahi1 S, mirzaei J, eskandari F, Namiranian M, soltani A. Cutting down and pollarding of forest trees as perceived by local and governmental forest stakeholders and the impact of changes in fuel source on the forest (Case of Sarvabad Forests). PEC 2020; 8 (16) :135-153
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