KATHMANDU, Feb 13: The community forestry program in Nepal helped significantly increase Nepal’s forest cover which was steadily declining due to deforestation, encroachment and haphazard cutting down of trees back in the early 1990s.
KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The community forestry program in Nepal helped significantly increase Nepal's forest cover which was steadily declining due to deforestation, encroachment and haphazard cutting down of trees back in the early 1990s.
SURKHET, Nov 24: About a month ago, locals of Barahatal Rural Municipality-4 in Surkhet had informed concerned stakeholders about rampant deforestation and timber smuggling in forest areas. Pagma Area Forest Office and Bheri Divisional Forest Office among other offices were informed about the misdeeds. Yet, none of the offices deployed their teams to investigate.
LAHAN, Nov 1: During the last local and provincial elections, one of the promises that almost all political parties and leaders made was prioritizing the conservation of nature and wildlife, especially the Chure range. They stated that the Chure range ecosystem had been badly damaged and vowed to take measures to put an end to activities that were deteriorating the ecosystem further. Deforestation and mining of aggregates, sand and stones from river beds and mountains in the Chure region were put forward as the major factors damaging the range’s ecosystem and politicians had pledged to put an end to such activities.
TIKAPUR, Oct 10: Collection of aggregates from river and deforestation has not ended even after the government banned it in the Chure region. Locals have been constantly reporting and protest against such activities in the region. Against the government’s directives and local’s protest, local governments are fueling such activities by providing permission.
TIKAPUR, May 30: Some years ago, Prabhunarayan Chaudhari would not dare to walk alone through the dense jungle near Tikapur. Rampant deforestation in the recent years has helped him overcome his fear. “Now I have a new fear in my heart. I fear if the present trees will be around in the next few years,” he said.
MORANG, Dec 29: As the random construction of concrete graves in various locations across the dense forest in the eastern part of the country continues unabated, the forests in Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari districts have remained under the threat of deforestation.