Science-based interventions reversing negative impacts of invasive plants in Nepal
Dr Mark Watson
RBGE - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Host Country Institutions:
DESCRIPTION: Developing the scientific knowledge-base and in-country capacity to tackle the increasing challenges from invasive plants in Nepal. Engaging local communities in recognition, control and utilisation of invasive plants, and reclaiming infested lands. Using invasive plant biomass for alternative, carbon-sensitive bioenergy sources to improve livelihoods, reduce poverty, conserve biodiversity and offset carbon.
OUTCOME: Increased knowledge, awareness and effective management of invasive plants in Nepal. Safeguarding and restoring biodiversity, creating carbon sensitive alternative sources of bioenergy and soil improvement, and enhancing livelihoods and wellbeing.