RUKUM, April 20: Timber worth Rs 20 million is set to be extracted from a single village in Rukum in the current fiscal year. Preparations have been made to export timber worth Rs 18 million from two community forests alone in Bhume Rural Municipality-1.
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.
KATHMANDU, June 18: Locals and some forest officers in Sarlahi have accused the District Forest Officer (DFO) and other forest officers of smuggling forest products from the national and community forests in the district.
KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Reconstruction works of heritage site in Kathmandu valley and elsewhere have been hit hard by the shortage of long timber logs, authorities said.
Timber Corporation of Nepal (TCN) has said that it has no stock of long timber logs to provide for reconstruction of heritage sites damaged by the 2015 earthquake.
BARDIYA, August 29: A police squad from District Police Office, Bardiya has confiscated a large amount of illegal Sal trees from the border area, raising concerns over the rise in timber smuggling across Nepal-India border.
UNITED NATIONS, March 4: Interpol says a three-week operation to tackle the illegal trade in wildlife and timber in 43 countries has led to the seizure of $5.1 million worth of illicit products from wild cats to seahorses and the jailing of almost 90 people.
DHADING, Feb 4: Quake victims of Dhading district are bitter after the government failed to live up to its promise of providing timber for house reconstruction even after 20 months of the Gorkha earthquake.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The government has said that about 47.9 million cubic feet timbers will be needed for the reconstruction and renovation of the physical infrastructures which were damaged during April 2015 earthquakes.