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The paper argues that conservation and enrichment of forests, while maintaining the rational level of interaction of the forest users and checking on the commercial attraction of the non-users, requires partnerships, inclusive policy implementation and strategic innovation through effective human resource management which requires leadership on the part of the key functionaries (which in this case are Conservators of Forests belonging to Indian Forest Services in case of India). The paper also argues that looking at the magnanimity of the task and constraints of authority at the same time this leadership apart from other required characteristics must be comprised of courage, consistency and intensity given the fact that at the end of the day every conservator is a Government Servant and a normal human being. 


Biodiversity Conservation Leadership Forest Conservator

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Joshi , K. ., & Sharma, V. . (2015). Leadership in biodiversity conservation: Case studies of Western Himalayan region of India . Environment Conservation Journal, 16(1&2), 101–111.


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