Table 5. Perceptions of Conservation Area Management Committee members regarding the status of natural resources within the Annapurna Conservation Area over two time periods, measured on a 3-point scale: improved = 3, remained the same = 2, diminished = 1. (Source: authors’ interview data; n = 190)


Statement Improved Remained
the same
Diminished Mean ± SD
1. Compared to 10 years ago, the status of natural resources in your area has: 87.4% 6.3% 6.3% 2.81 ± 0.53
2. In the last 5 years (during the insurgency), the status of natural resources in your area has: 3.7% 83.2% 13.2% 1.91 ± 0.40