Naya Sharma Paudel has over two decades of experiences on policy and practice of nature conservation, protected area governance, community based natural resources management, climate justice and poverty. His major research in the past focused around forest tenure in Nepal.
Mr. Paudel has several publications on protected area governance and local livelihoods. He takes a political ecology perspective in understanding and interpreting issues on environmental governance and natural resources management.
Paudel, N.S., Editor: Journal of Forest and Livelihood Vol 8(1), Special Issue on Climate Change
Paudel, N.S., Editor: Journal of Forest and Livelihood Vol 7(1), Special Issue on Forest Tenure
Paudel, N.S., Banjade, M. R. Dahal, G.R. 2008. Inadequate devolution in Nepal’s community forestry has limited its potential to benefit from emerging market opportunities by forest dependent communities. Policy Brief. Kathmandu, ForestAction.
Paudel, N.S., Banjade, M. R. Dahal, G.R. 2009. Community Forestry in Changing Context: Emerging Market Opportunities and Tenure Rights. ForestAction and CIFOR. Kathmandu.
Paudel, N. S., Sharma U. R. and Budhathoki, P. 2008. Buffer zones: New Frontiers for Participatory Conservation? In H.R. Ojha, N.P. Timsina, C. Kumar, M.R. Banjade and B. Belcher (Eds.) Communities, Forests and Governance: Policy and Institutional Innovations from Nepal. Delhi. Adroit. Pp: 132-160.
Paudel, N. S., Bhatta, S. R. 2008. Impacts of Decentralisation on Biodiversity: Lessons from Participatory Governance in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Policy Brief, ForestAction, Kathmandu.
Paudel, N. S., Sharma U. R. and Budhathoki, P. 2007. Buffer zones: New Frontiers for Participatory Conservation? Journal of Forest and Livelihood 6(2): 44-53.
Paudel, N. S., Ghimire, S. and Ojha, H. R. 2006. Human rights: A guiding principle or a challenge for transforming conservation? Policy Matters 15.
Paudel, N. S., Editor of the Journal of Forest and Livelihood (Vol 6:1), published by ForestAction, in Nepal.
Paudel, N. S., Banjade, M. R., Ojha, H., McDougall, C., Prabhu, R. 2006. Contextualizing Common Property Systems: Action Research Insights on Forging Effective Links between Forest Commons and ‘Meso’ Layer Governance. Proceeding of the Eleventh Biennial Global Conference of The International Association for the Study of Common Property (IASCP), entitled: Survival of the Commons: Mounting Challenges & New Realities, June 19 – June 23, 2006, Bali, Indonesia.
Paudel N. S. 2005. Protected Areas and Reproduction of Social Inequality. Policy Matters 14:155-168.
Paudel, N. S. 2004. Buffer Zone Management in Royal Chitwan National Park, Understanding the Micro-Politics. Proceeding of the IVth Conference of Science and Management of Protected Area Association, 11-16 May, 2003, Victoria, Canada.
Timsina, N. and Paudel, N.S. 2003. State Versus Community: A Confusing Policy Discourse in Nepal's Forest Management." Journal of Forest and Livelihood 2(2): 8-16.
Paudel, N. S. 2002. Integrating People and Nature: A Perspective for Environmental Conservation and Livelihoods in the Context of Nepal" Journal of Forest and Livelihood 2(1): 62-67.