Forest Resource Assessment Results Launched in Nepal

March 9, 2016

The four-year work on the Forest Resource Assessment (FRA) carried out together with the Nepalese government and technical support team of Indufor and our partners Luke (former Metla), Arbonaut, and Genesis, has been completed and the reports published by the Government of Nepal.

The FRA Nepal Reports – “Middle Mountain Forests of Nepal”, “High Mountain and High Himal Forests of Nepal” and the National Report “State of Nepal’s Forests” were released by the Government of Nepal on 6th March 2016 by the Honorable Minister of Forests and Soil Conservation, Mr. Agni Prasad Sapkota.

These reports are now available here.

FRA Nepal was the first national inventory that covered the entire country and employed a consistent method of multisource forest resources assessment. Until it released its up-to-date and reliable results, the nation had to rely on data from the national forest inventory undertaken by the Forest Resource Information System Project of 1994-1998. This new data presents the status of the forests in Nepal from 1991 to the present, a period during which the socio-economic and political landscape of Nepal has changed significantly. It is envisioned that the findings of FRA Nepal will guide forestry, conservation and other related policies for the next decade. This information and knowledge base will also serve as the baseline for future international reporting by Nepal.

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