International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Survey of the Role of Reliving of Hamoun Wetland on the Income of Production of Handicraftsamong People living in Sistan Region
Dr. Sadegh Bafandeh Imandoust, Seyed Hossein Ghoreishi

Hamoun Wetland ,one of the largest and most important freshwater ponds, in south - east of Iran and the seventh pond registered in Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, in spite ofcontaininginternational significance , has faced droughts in recent years because of the shortage of water and the lack of sufficient attention to the ecological principles. In addition to the devastating effects of environmental, social and economicrecession and the reduction ofthe job opportunities especially in handicraft products spread among the Sistan region residents. The present study examines the role of reliving Hamoun Wetland on Sistan people income from handicraft products. The research methodology is descriptive and analytical – based on library studies and the statistical population includes rural residents of Hamoun wetland with at least 5 years experiences living aroundthewetlandthat producing handicraftsas their major incomes .Due to the high volume of statistical population, random sample method was appliedand95 families were selected as the sample of the study. A Standard questionnairewas used for gathering information and distributed among 15 members of different statistical population. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.7which pointed out the reliability over the research instrument .The average comments of the respondentsabout the revival of Hamoun wetland on Sistan's people income based on handicraft production was equal to3.5Vs.0.51of their statistical dispersion .The information obtained with regard to the results of Student's t-test and with 95% confidence coefficient, revealing Sistan Region people believe reliving Hamoun wetland leads to their more incomefromhandicraft products

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