Photo Journal

Livelihood options in the Koshi Tappu 
Wildlife Reserve Buffer Zone, Nepal

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Buffer Zone covers an area of 173 across the districts of Sunsari, Saptari, and Udayapur in the eastern Terai, Nepal. The buffer zone is a densely populated area. Although local people still depend on the use of natural resources to a great extent, most households have multiple livelihoods, combining agricultural and non-agricultural activities. Agriculture is mixed (cereal grains, horticulture crops, livestock rearing). Non-farm income (from wage employment, trade, and remittances) contributes to household income to varying degrees.

Photo: Nabin Baral