A Review of Forest Policies, Institutions, and Changes in the Resource Condition in Nepal

@inproceedings{Gautam2004ARO,
  title={A Review of Forest Policies, Institutions, and Changes in the Resource Condition in Nepal},
  author={Ambika Prasad Gautam and Ganesh Prasad Shivakoti and Edward L. Webb},
  year={2004}
}
SUMMARY This paper reviews the evolution of forest policies and forestry institutions in Nepal and tracks the accompanying trends of change in the country's forest cover over the last century. Our objective is to provide an essential foundation to the policy reform process that is underway in Nepal and many other Asian countries. The review shows that before 1957 the Nepalese government's focus was on conversion of forestlands to farmlands, and extraction of timber for export. After the… 
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