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The Churia Range of Southern Nepal is home to Asian elephants, one-horned rhinos, and Bengal tigers. It is also an important source of community livelihoods. To protect this area’s valuable resources from land degradation, the GEF-funded project, “Sustainable Land Management in Churia Range, Nepal,” has brought together four technical ministries for the first time; the Ministry of Agriculture Development; Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation; Ministry of Land Reform and Management; WWF-Nepal. The project promotes sustainable land and forest management practices alongside local community groups, working to improve the management of 7,500 ha of agro-pastoral and mixed forest land areas.
Focal area: Land Degradation
Project status: Closed
GEF Project ID: 5596
Implementing Agency: WWF-US
Executing Agency and partners: Ministry of Agriculture Development; Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation; Ministry of Land Reform and Management; WWF-Nepal
GEF Project grant: US $911,794
Cofinancing total: US $4,748,615
Agency Fee: US $82,061
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