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Deforestation in Nepal

on 2001/4/2 9:47:02 ( 1198 reads )


NEPAL, March 27, 2001: Requiring wood for fuel and new land for farmland, the Nepal populace has created a deforestation crisis. Between 1979 and 1994 forest cover decreased by nine per cent and as a result bare hillsides have created landslides and flooding. The report, with the alarming 9% statistic, produced as a joint endeavor by the U.N. Environment Programme and the Nepali government is a direct appeal to make a serious effort to check the rapid clearing of forests.

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