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Condition of Forest in Nepal

Nepal is a small country but rich in biological diversity. It has 5400 vascular plants, including over 254 species of endemic plants and 700 species of medicinal plants. About 53.3% of the total land area of Nepal is covered by forest. Only 11% of the forest lies in Terai and Mountain and more than 50% of forest lies in Terai region. Many valuable tree species are growing in conservation areas, but scientific studies on their identification, validation, conservation and management are yet to be initiated. Forests provide 75% of the total energy consumed in the country (fuel wood) and more than 40% of fodder for livestock is extracted from forests.Needs and Importance of Forest

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Needs and Importance of Forest

Forest products are used in our daily lives. Forest offers watershed protection, timber and non-timber products, and various recreational options. They prevent soil erosion, help in maintaining the water cycle, and check global warming by using carbon dioxide in photosynthesis. When we cut the trees Its not just the trees but whole ecosystem falls apart. The forest provides oxygen which circulates in each and every living being. We cannot imagine our life without forest.

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Protected Plants

Harro, barro, bojo, sarpagandha, jatamasi (spikenard), panchaunle, yachagumba are protected medicinal herbs. These plants are protected by the government as they are in the verge of extinction. Many people are still doing illegal trading of those plants.

  • Nepal is a small country but rich in biological diversity.
  • About 53.3% of the total land area of Nepal is covered by forest.
  • Forests provide 75% of the total energy consumed in the country (fuel wood) and more than 40% of fodder for livestock is extracted from forests.
  • Forest offers watershed protection, timber and non-timber products, and various recreational options.
  • Harro, barro, bojo, sarpagandha, jatamasi (spikenard), panchaunle, yachagumba are protected medicinal herbs.
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Very Short Questions

Community forest is a national forest which is entrusted to the management of local community group which has an identification of forest consumer group. The group carries out the management of the community forest such as preserving, promoting and utilizing the forest products. Its objective is to develop the habit of conserving, promoting, and utilizing the forest resources wisely.

Harro, barro, bojo, sarpagandha, jatamasi (spikenard), panchaunle and yachagumba are some protected medicinal herbs.

Nepal is a small country but rich in biological diversity. It has 5400 vascular plants, including over 254 species of endemic plants and 700 species of medicinal plants. About 53.3% of total land area of Nepal is covered by forest. Only 11% of forest lies in Terai and Mountain and more than 50% of forest lies in Terai region. Many valuable tree species are growing inside conservation areas, but scientific studies on their identification, validation, conservation and management are yet to be initiated. Forests provide 75% of the total energy consumed in the country (fuel wood) and more than 40% of fodder for livestock is extracted from forests.

Forest products are used in our daily lives. Forest offers watershed protection, timber and non-timber products, and various recreational options. They prevent soil erosion, help in maintaining the water cycle, and check global warming by using carbon dioxide in photosynthesis. When we cut the trees Its not just the trees but whole ecosystem falls apart. Forest provides oxygen which circulates in each and every living beings. We cannot imagine our life without forest.

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  • There are ______ species of vascular plants in plants.

    254
    5400
    300
    700
  • There are ______ species of endemic plants in Nepal.

    700


    5400


    300


    254


  • There are ______ species of medicinal in Nepal.

    254
    5400
    700
    300
  • About ______of total land area of Nepal is covered by forest.

    31%


    55%


    53%


    15%


  • ______ has a scientific name as Spikenard.

    Panchaunle


    Jatamasi


    Yarcha gumba


    Sal


  • ______ of fodder for livestock is extracted from forests.

    About 50%


    About 60%


    About 45%


    About 40%


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