Uprating Community Forest management in Nepal: enhancing biodiversity and livelihoods

Uprating Community Forest management in Nepal: enhancing biodiversity and livelihoods

The first phase of the project demonstrated a solid scientific foundation (documenting key biodiversity components, identifying specific threats and their causes, communicating ecological significance of the forest with local communities and government, piloting invasive species management practices, and identifying locally suitable agroforestry) for forest biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of forest biological resources. The project demonstrated the effectiveness of alternative livelihood options and created a strong collaborative environment and engagement with local communities. The second phase of the project will scale up successful pilot interventions, capitalising on opportunities identified, and mobilising a network of highly-engaged local communities.