Churia Conservation, Livelihood and Land Rights: Unravelling the Complexities

Executive Summary

Churia of Nepal generally suffers from degradation (natural and anthropogenic) and over exploitation. These problems are more tricky and complex, than they appear. Loss of biomass and biodiversity, reduced crown coverage of the forest, flash floods, sedimentation and desertification of agricultural land in Bhabar and Terai, flooding of settlements, loss of lives of people and animals, landlessness and ownership problems, limited sources of livelihood, and further deprivation of the people, are some of the manifestations of those problems.

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