Cultures and Community Forestry Management of Karen at Ban Huay Hin Dam, Dan Chang District, Suphan Buri Province

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Keywords: The Culture, The Paka Kayor community, Forest management, Ban Huay Hin Dum



          The purposes of this research were to study the models of the culture and the Paka Kayor community forest qualitative management in Ban Huay Hin Dum, Dan Chang , Suphan Buri and to find the most enduring sustainable model.80 samples were specificly selected from 247 populations in 50 households, they were 3 groups : 14 community leaders, 16 teachers and students and 50 heads of family. Datas were collected by observation (form) interview (form) and conversation note in focus groups that created by the data triangulation.     

          The results revealed that there were 3 models : interpolated the school system model, interpolated education center outside school model and inherited from predecessor model. The inherited from predecessor model was the most enduring sustainable  model by family imitatly along their life style relied on forest according to  the rules , tradition and culture. Because of the believe in predecessor preaching that the forest was the kitchen and  the life  of Paka Kayors were primarily relying on the forest.


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