Uprating community forest management in Nepal: enhancing biodiversity and livelihoods


Nepal
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Ref: 26-022

Status: Current

Round:
25
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
RBGE - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL), Division Forest Office (DFO) Jhapa, Federation of Community Forests User Groups Nepal (FECOFUN)
Start Date:
01-06-19
End Date:
31-03-23
Funding:
£298,439.00
Regions:
South Asia
Biomes:
Forests
Production:
Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change, Invasive species
Broad Approches:
Livelihoods, Poverty reduction, Sustainable use, Goods services
Specific Tools:
Nbsap, Rehabilitation, Protected areas, Cepa, Participatory
Countries:
Nepal
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
This project will mainstream biodiversity into Nepal’s community forest programme. Nepal’s three-decade long Community Forest programme has largely been successful in improving forest cover. However, its role in conserving biodiversity is contested due to its emphasis on extractive use and focus on a few timber species. This project will mainstream biodiversity conservation into Nepal’s Community Forest programme through participatory action research in a 6000ha remnant forest in Jalthal. The project will demonstrate strategies for integrating biodiversity into Community Forest plans and practice, communicate lessons, facilitate policy dialogues and provide input to Community Forest policy process


Documents:
Title: 26-022 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-09-26 00:00:00

Title: 26-022 HYR1- edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-022 AR1- edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-25 00:00:00

Title: 26-022 HYR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00