The world's forest area is shrinking due to population growth and natural disasters, but in Nepal, it has actually increased. A report published in 2015, based on a forest resources survey conducted from 2010 to 2014, showed that Nepal's forest area has rapidly expanded, thanks to the successful implementation of community forestry practices in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: In the last six months, the government has allowed 21 private companies to use the right of way over 300 hectares of forest area. Forest area has also been allocated for cable car and cement industries.

SURKHET, August 22: If there were no park and forest area along the Kohalpur-Surkhet transmission line, 132 kV electricity would have reached Karnali by September 15. Even though there is an agreement to complete it in two years, it is not known how many more years it will take for the 132 kV transmission line to enter Karnali.

CHITWAN, June 3: There is a small settlement of indigenous Bhujel community in the forest area of Gaidakot Municipality-3 of Nawalpur. Altogether eight households live in this area while others are scattered across the country. Twenty-two years ago, landslide displaced these families from their original settlements in Chipchipe-8 of Tanahun.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: The annual program of fiscal year 2017/18 of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has clearly stated that a film city will be built around Balaju Park and Nagarjun forest area.