With the onset of the dry season, Nepal's forests undergo a transition from carbon sinks to carbon sources, emitting significant amounts of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has insisted on a sustainable management of the forests and on promotion of timber exports.

With the dry season at its peak, wildfires are causing significant damage to Nepal's forests, animals, and property, putting the health of local residents at risk. According to government data, an average of 77 people have been killed every year in Nepal due to forest and other fire-related incidents.

BALEWA, April 22: With the onset of dry season, wildfires have been rampant in Baglung district. Bushfires have engulfed five national and 17 community forests destroying around 450 hectares of forest area and they continue, according to the division forest office, Baglung.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Nepal is battling its worst forest fires in years, officials said on Friday, with smoke wafting across its mountains and souring the air as it settles into the bowl that holds capital city Kathmandu.

Nepali Forests in Food Security

June 12, 2019 12:05 pm

The Republic of Nepal is a mountainous country where the people have traditionally had a high reliance on forests for timber, fuelwood and non-wood forest products such as mushrooms and edible wild greens.

KAILALI, May 123: In September last year, the provincial assembly of Sudurpaschim Province decided to set up its capital in the Teghari forest located in Godawari Municipality of Kailali.

BANEPA, April 30: Gokul Bajagain, a farmer from Kakre village of Banepa, regrets his decade-old decision to conserve the forest. Back then, forest conservation felt like a very wise act. But now the number of wild animals in the forest have proliferated that the same forest has become a source of worry to him. , and he has no means to address the problem.

Promoting family forestry

April 7, 2019 01:25 am

Family forests have played a lead role in economic transformation of Nepali farmers for decades. But slowly, this is getting replaced by various other forms of income generation and livelihood options. Majority of Nepali youths are in foreign land and others have migrated to city areas in search of opportunities and services.

Fading of Nature

March 30, 2019 08:09 am

With the blessings of beauty Earth, the canvas blazes, The stream lows plunging And the creek in the forest burbles,

KATHMANDU, March 21: If you are scared of forests, you might miss the diversity it boasts, that is what the Food Agriculture Organization’s video on the World Forest Day shows.

Undervalued forests

March 21, 2019 00:30 am

Despite all the value our forests hold, the economic contribution they provide are not being reflected as they should be

GAIGHAT, March 17: Fire is reportedly taking place in various community forests in the Chure jungle in Triyuga municipality of Udayapur. Fire continues to rage the Triveni community forest and the Mothai community forest since the past few days.

Forest in Kailali depleting alarmingly

February 11, 2019 14:11 pm

ATTARIYA, Feb 11: The forests in Kailali district, which are one of the huge natural heritage of the Province No 7, were rapidly depleting lately owing to various reasons.

BAITADI, Nov 18: Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Far-West Province Maya Bhatta has said that Far-West Province has huge potentials for development.

Forgetting forests

July 19, 2018 01:00 am

Our policies have failed to appreciate the fact that forests are renewable resources and they can be restored after mature trees are harvested

Forests for sustainable future

July 16, 2018 00:30 am

Our trees and our forests are essential to life on earth and to achieving a great many of the Sustainable Development Goals

KATHMANDU, July 8: The government is learnt to have been planning to come up with clear policies regarding forest and environment sectors with an objective of improving the people's living standard through the means of community forest.

Forests, one of the most dominate ecosystems on Earth, harbor significant biodiversity. Scientists have become increasingly interested in how this diversity is enhanced by the sheltering microclimates produced by trees.

Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet is also a key leader of CPN (Maoist Center) and one of the members of Party Unity Coordination Committee. What is his assessment of Nepal’s forestry? And what is the progress in party unification process? Thira L Bhusal and Mahabir Paudyal met with him Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Mar 27: With the onset of summer, cases of forest fire are on the rise in the country. To date, 177 forests of 32 districts have reported the incidents of wildfire.

Missing forests

March 22, 2018 00:30 am

Proper collaboration and coordination among relevant stakeholders are a must to preserve forests and promote tree plantation

NUWAKOT, Feb 16: During the dry seasons of last year, large areas of community forests in Nuwakot district were gutted by wildfires. Stakeholders and concerned authorities in the district are adopting precautionary measures this time to prevent similar incidents from happening.

ROLPA, Oct 24: The resins available at the community forests have become a boon for the community forestry users groups and local governments of the district.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Lawmakers have expressed concern, saying the environment and the ecosystem has gradually been threatened as the national and community forests are coming under increasing encroachment.

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.

Dadeldhura, Feb 25: Sustained collection of resin from chir pine (pinus roxburghii) trees in Dadeldhura has put pine forests at risk of extinction.

RATNANAGAR, Dec 12: Four community forests along the Chitwan National Park (CNP)'s buffer zone have got permission for operating elephant safari.

NAWALPARASI, Aug 7: Three more community forests in Nawalparasi have been brought under the Scientific Forest Management (SFM) scheme.

516 community forests in Dang

July 19, 2016 09:51 am

TULASIPUR (Dang), July 19: The number of community forestry users' groups has reached 516 in Dang.

ROME, July 19: Agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation globally fueled by a growing demand for food, yet it is possible to feed the world without cutting forests, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.