A glimpse of forestry in Nepal.

  • Bill Stanley Coillte Research and Development, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.
Keywords: Deforestation, community forestry, afforestation, developing countries.


Amidst the devastating impacts of deforestation and environmental degradation, many rural communities in Nepal have adopted an approach to development centred around the principles of community forestry. Community forestry is designed to facilitate local communities to develop sustainable forest management practices which conserve natural resources while ensuring an adequate supply of forest products for the future. This involves the participation of all forest users and potential stakeholders, and the harnessing of local knowledge and indigenous forest management practices. Through the activities of community forestry, many local communities in Nepal have gained the organisational skills, experience and confidence to address broader development needs, such as community health, education and sanitation.
How to Cite
Stanley, B. (1998) “A glimpse of forestry in Nepal.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9865 (Accessed: 14April2024).
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