Assessment of Forest Carbon Potential of the Riverine Forests at the Khata Corridor and Lamahi-Mahadevpuri Complex of Nepal

Duration: March 2009 to July 2009
Project Location: Khata Corridor and Lamahi-Mahadevpuri Complex
Partners: WWF
Focal Person: Mr. Binod Prasad Shrestha and Ms. Nira Bhatta
Status: Completed
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Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) is an emerging issue today nevertheless it has significant role in mitigating ongoing climate change. REDD policy has given a new hope and opportunity for developing countries to access forest carbon revenue. Estimation of forest carbon is pre-requisite to benefit from REDD. In this context, a pilot project was carried out jointly by WI and WWF Nepal Program to assess forest carbon potential of riverine forests at the Khata Corridor and Lamahi-Mahadevpuri Complex in Terai region of Nepal. The study was expected to be evidence base for formulation of REDD policy in Nepal ensuring equitable access of forest dependant communities to forest carbon revenue for the ecological, economic, and socio-cultural integrity of the region.