|Categories||Communities, Forests, Plants|
|Date||14 Aug 2001|
Community forestry in Nepal is the principle program addressing conservation and livelihoods. Forest management plans prepared by communities, however, give emphasis to economic plants. Many inferior type of endemic plants are often ignored and eliminated as weeds.
The project's purpose is to facilitate community actions on the conservation and management of species under selection stress. This will be done through developing community understanding on the longer term ecological role of such species, exploring and communicating economic values, exploring and developing management options that do not compete with most desired economic plants, incorporating management strategies in the officially approved management plan.