Farming for Biodiversity

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development

Entry Overview

Loss of wetland habitat and on farm biodiversity is a perennial concern for the beautiful Begnas and Rupa lake watersheds. The challenge is to take advantage of tourism boom on the horizon to generate broad based support for watershed conservation in the long term. However, conventional models of development rely on mass production of single of few commodities that decrease diversity, the very element that makes this landscape beautiful. Instead, we are using a place-based marketing, represented by a landscape label, to promote the diversity of products and services of the landscape. This helps us combine the tourism and conservation objectives of the local stakeholders in the landscape.

Nepali, Gurung, Magar, Tamang, Newari, English

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