Stories Tagged 'Deforestation'
Study suggests areas with community forests saw 37 percent reduction in deforestation and 4.3 percent reduction in poverty from 2002-2012.
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The Division Forest Office in Rajbiraj has issued arrest warrants against the mayor and the ward chair of Saptakoshi Municipality on the charge of ‘destroying forest and forestlands’.  
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Up until a decade ago, Dadeldhura was almost all lush forest. Over 75 percent of the district was under a cover of the massive Mahabharat forest, which spread for 66 kilometres from Mahakali in the west to the Tele highlands along the Doti border in the east. The Chure forest spread from Mahakali to Kailali. But today, massive deforestation and encroachment by human settlements have destroyed nearly a half of the forests.
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Timber smugglers are cutting down trees in forests at Panchkhal and Mahadevsthan in Kavre district on the pretext of distributing logs to the earthquake-displaced people for building homes.
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The existence of the wildlife is in danger, as deforestation is rampant in the upper belt in Myagdi district.
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Private sector, development partners and organisations engaged in environment and forestry sectors to be encouraged to promote greening
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