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Attributes of Forest User Groups in Management of Community Forests in the Central Himalayan Region of Nepal: A Preliminary Analysis of Follow-Up Community Forest Case Studies in Central and Western Hills of Nepal

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Shrestha, Rajendra P.
Conference: Constituting the Commons: Crafting Sustainable Commons in the New Millennium, the Eighth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property
Location: Bloomington, IN
Conf. Date: May 31-June 4
Date: 2000
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8261
Sector: Forestry
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): community forestry
forests
user groups
forest products
Abstract: "Over the decades the concept of hariyoban Nepal ko dhan (meaning green forest is Nepal's wealth) is getting transformed to samudayikban Nepal ko dhan (meaning community forest is Nepal's wealth). In decades of efforts to develop community forestry in Nepal, nearly one tenth of forest area has been formally handed over to more than nine thousand forest user groups. Of this total area handed over, 20.6% area is managed by 1978 FUGs in the central development region..."

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