Wednesday, February 22, 2012


25% of Nepal's land is under forest cover. While community forestry is lauded as one of the success stories I wonder if it has really curbed rampant deforestation in the country. Judging by the countless logs along the highways in Ilam, one of the most progressive districts in Nepal, one does not get the impression of that story being a success.

Image: Sawed Juniper artistically stacked at a tea farmer's house in Aitebare, Ilam district, Nepal. February 2012


  1. thanks for posting this, lochan.. trees.. we need to save trees...

  2. Yes we need to save them but increasingly I am beginning to think that it is a lost cause. Our national symbol should be the axe and not the khukuri.