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Community Forestry in Nepal

About 40 years ago Nepal was one of the first developing nations to adopt a community forestry management programme. The government of Nepal gave local communities large patches of national forest to protect, and millions of people volunteered to care for their local woodland. Between 1992 and 2016 Nepal doubled its tree cover; now, forests cover about 45% of Nepal.

Himalayan foothills
Forestry in Nepal where local communities are empowered to look after their local area

As a result of this world-leading environmental change Nepal now stands as one of the leading countries in community-based forestry management. Studies have shown the potential benefits that community forestry will have in combating ecological degradation and Nepal’s community efforts have been incredibly beneficial in protecting the Himalayan slopes.

Community forestry management benefits the economy and the environment

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