The “tiger of Indian rivers”: stakeholders’ perspective on the golden mahseer as a flagship fish species

Nishikant Gupta, Kothandam Sivakumar, Vinod B Mathur, Michael Chadwick

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Abstract

Promoting a fish as a flagship species (i.e. a charismatic animal that promotes awareness) is a management tool to improve the effectiveness of conservation measures. However, to be successful this approach requires strong stakeholder support. To investigate the feasibility of the flagship species approach and degree of stakeholder support in India, semi-structured interviews were conducted with forest managers, anglers and village members in Uttarakhand. Stakeholders were supportive of the flagship approach and the golden mahseer was favoured because of economic benefits associated with recreational angling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-397
Number of pages9
JournalArea
Volume46
Issue number4
Early online date4 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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