Community-based Biodiversity Management in Nepal: Site Selection Report
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July 2009


A site selection exercise was conducted in eight districts (Jhapa, Sindhuli, Tanahun, Mustang, Nawalparasi, Dang, Doti and Humla) for the selection of one VDC from each district. inal analysis for selection of project sites resulted in the following VDCs being selected for implementation of Community-based Biodiversity Management project: Shivgunj VDC of Jhapa District, Ratanchura of Sindhuli, Agyouli of Nawalparasi, Rampur of Dang, Ghanteswor of Doti, Syanda of Humla, Kunjo of Mustang, and Purkot of Tanahun. Begnas Village of Kaski District and Kachorwa Village of Bara District, previous sites of in situ agricultural biodiversity project, were also included as resource centres where learning and sharing of previous good practices could be implemented with other project districts. Furthermore, it is expected that the information derived from this site selection exercise will
be useful for future design of project activities.