NEPAL – Eden Reforestation Projects…
Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Rural villagers in Nepal directly depend on their natural environment for food, shelter, and income.
When the local environment is damaged or destroyed, the poor are the first to feel the negative effects. Forced to live on marginal lands, they are at the greatest risk of experiencing these effects. Without financial resources or the knowledge to manage vulnerable resources sustainably, they often further degrade their lands to survive. In this way, the problem perpetuates their poverty.
Eden Reforestation Projects is working to support poverty alleviation and environmental restoration across the country and has already planted more than 7 million trees. Starting in 2015, Eden has been working in 3 distinct regions across the country, including a partnership with Chitwan National Park, a World Heritage Site in Nepal. By partnering with the National Park system, Eden helps protect and create a reforested buffer zone vital to protecting animal habitat.
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