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Nepal feels the heat of Climate Change

Community-run Forests in Nepal a Great Success

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In order to protect the countries forests from illegal logging the Nepalese government has handed control of the land over to the local communities.

There are now fifteen thousand such community run forests in Nepal.  

Rajan Parajuli went to visit one of the projects in the mountainous region of western Nepal.

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 May 2010 09:20 )
 

Himalayan People Feel Heat of Climate Change

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When you think of the Himalayas what images come to mind – snow and rushing, cold mountain streams?

Well at the moment the area is in the midst of a drought and hills usually covered with snow are bare.

According to Nepalese Department of Metrology and Hydrology the temperature is increasing by more than half a degree every year.

And as Rajan Parajuli found out global warming is changing the way farming communities live and survive.

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 May 2010 09:21 )
 

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