Challenges in forest fire management in the Himalayas: experiences from Nepal


Authors: Sundar Sharma & Anil Pokhrel

General - 2022

ISSUE No.: 61


Language: English


Nepal faces challenges in forest fire management that are aggravated by climate change, and there is an urgent need for financial, institutional and technological resources and for capacity development to effectively implement fire management. The problems of forest fires in the region are complex, and cannot be addressed at a single sectoral level. This article explains that to overcome the country’s limited capacity in fire management, there is a need to strengthen the human and technical resources of agencies and local communities that deal with fire prevention and response. In addition, transboundary cooperation in fire management is needed to share the most appropriate knowledge of advanced approaches in fire management. 

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