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Forests cover around a quarter of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. They’re an integral part of the transboundary landscape, connecting numerous ecosystems and conserving biodiversity, sustaining livelihoods, providing timber and other resources and

stakeholders working in forest and biodiversity in Nepal met at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) 28 June 2016 to discuss needs for vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning for forest ecosystems in

of emissions related to deforestation and forest degradation, and removals through enhanced forest carbon stocks and improved forest management. These activities should

a national Forest Reference Level (FRL) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an involved process that requires understanding national circumstances that drive emissions (and removals) and the adoption

Villagers in Nepal are joining the space age by learning simple ways of using satellite technology to monitor the health of nearby forests and watersheds.

change vulnerability of forest ecosystems provides information about the current relationships between climate variables and biophysical variables depicting functioning of forests. The application also provides VDC level

terrain and extensive forest cover. Over seventy percent of the country is covered in relatively well-preserved forest and is one of the ‘biodiversity hotspots’ of the world consisting

the carbon in their forests, the project provides valuable global learning on how to build the capacity of local stakeholders in implementing carbon offset

community-based forest fire information system complements the efforts of ICIMOD to provide timely information about forest fire incidents in Nepal to relevant officials in the forestry sector. ICIMOD’s current forest fire Information system

Forest fires are a major challenge in Nepal, where large patches of Forest are lost each year as a result of fire incidents. In recent years, the number of Forest fire incidents has risen, further contributing...

Celebrating International Biological Diversity Day: Marking the International Year of Forests, 2011

ICIMOD and MoFSC launch near real-time forest fire alert system

ICIMOD pilots first Forest Carbon Trust Fund in Nepal – Helps communities benefit from Forest conservation and sustainable use

Forest fires are a major challenge in Nepal, where large patches of Forest are lost each year as a result of fire incidents. In recent years, the number of Forest fire incidents has risen, further contributing...

Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) programmes seek to reverse the trend in forest resource depletion, improve terrestrial carbon stocks, conserve forests, stimulate sustainable management of forests, and enhance

Mobilizing early response for combating forest fire

Across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, forest fires are devastating to local communities and ecosystems, and are a huge challenge for forest managers. The first challenge to stopping forest fires is getting accurate and timely information, including...

is home to 422 community forestry user groups (CFUGs) and a majority of its forested area is comprised of community forests. From 2009 to 2013, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) implemented its

The study of forest above-ground biomass (AGB) for estimating the carbon stock in each tree is important, as it is well established that the emission of carbon is the largest factor affecting today’s climate.

of the Nepal Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC), is responsible for the development and implementation of REDD readiness activities. It is currently piloting emission reduction measures in 12