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Tree diversity and sociocultural significance of homegardens in the Baramura range, Tripura, North-east India
- Debbarma, Jaba, Deb, Dipankar, Deb, Sourabh
- Forests, trees and livelihoods 2016 v.25 no.1 pp. 33-40
- biodiversity, forests, home gardens, livelihood, trees, India
- Baramura forest range is one of the largest forest ranges in Tripura. It is mainly inhabited by people from the Halam scheduled tribe, who have established permanent settlements in and around the forest. The forest harbours a rich biodiversity and it supports local people in contributing to their daily needs. Local people have also established and are managing forest-like, species-rich homegardens. These homegardens have never been studied. In this short note, we report results of the first study on the Halam homegardens of the Baramura range, combining an ecological assessment of the tree component with an assessment of their livelihood importance.