Table 2. Spatial relationship between monasteries (n = 74) and nature reserves (n = 17) and management categories of sacred mountains in Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China

Management categories Inside nature reserves Outside nature reserves
Written agreement reached between communities and local government (nature reserve/forest department) 1 0
Managed by communities and local government with an oral agreement 1 6
Managed by communities only 14 52