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  • Sudeep Jana holds PhD from Curtin University, Western Australia. His current research critically inquires consequences emanating from the discourse and practices of nature conservation upon the lives of Sonaha indigenous minorities in the lower Karnali River delta across Bardia National Park and examines the cultural politics of space and Sonahas’ resistance.

    Since mid-2004, Mr. Jana has been involved in research and writing on state-local people contestations, local resistance and movements against the state, issues of human rights, social justice and governance in relation to protected areas as well as areas and biodiversity conserved by rural communities in Nepal. He holds a master’s degree in Social Work with specialization in Urban and Rural Community Development from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.



    Jana, S. National park, river dependent Sonahas and a bio-cultural space in peril. UN University and UNEP (Forthcoming publication on Natural Justice)

    Paudel, N.S., Jana, S. and Rai, J.K. 2011. Contested law: Slow Respense to Demands for Reformulating Protected Area Legal Frame Work in Nepal. Discussion Paper Series 11.5. ForestAction Nepal

    Paudel, N.S., Jana, S. and Rai, J.K. 2010. Protected Areas and Rights Movements: The Inadequacies of Nepal’s Participatory Conservation. Discussion Paper Series 10:3. ForestAction

    Jana, S. and Paudel, N.S. 2010. Rediscovering Indigenous Peoples and Community Conserved Areas in Nepal. ForestAction, Nepal.

    Jana, S. 2009. Rights Based Approaches to Natural Resource Management in Buffer Zone Community Forests: Learning from the grassroots. In Campese, J. (ed.) Issues and Opportunities for Rights Based Approaches to Conservation. Bogor, Indonesia: CIFOR.

    Jana, S. 2009. Durban +5 and Beyond:Locating and Integrating Youth Perspective, Parks, Magazine, 17.2,WCPA-IUCN.

    Jana, S. 2008. Protecting People in Protected Areas, Recapitulating Rights Campaign in Lowland Protected Areas of Nepal, Community Development Organization. The Press Unlimited, Kathmandu.

    Jana, S. 2007. Voices from the margins: Human Rights Crisis in Protected Areas of Nepal. Conservation and Human Rights, Policy Matters, 15: 87-99, CEESP-IUCN.

    Jana, S. 2005. Political Economy of Park Building in Kathmandu: Understanding Conflict over Urban Space. Perspectives on Society and Culture, 1, Nepal.

    Jana,S. 2007. Working towards Environmental Justice, An Indigenous Fishing Minority’s Movement in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Talking Points Series. Nepal: ICIMOD.

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