Table 2. Definitions for level of compliance of local communities with protected area (PA) policies

Subcategory Explanation
High
 
Locals accept park policies and illegal activities rarely occur—and/or—Locals are satisfied with PA management.
 
Moderate
 
Most locals respect the PA policies, but still there are illegal activities, especially the collection of some particular forest products—and/or—Local community is not completely satisfied with PA management.
 
Low
 
Policies are not respected by local communities and illegal activities are common—and/or—Locals are dissatisfied with PA management.