Nepal fourth national report to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Nepal has been moving towards the fulfilment of its commitment to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Since long time, Nepal has been adopting all the decisions emanating from the Conference of the Parties. Nepal has also become party to various legally binding international instruments that are in line with CBD and hence very much committed to meet the international obligations. A wide array of biodiversity conservation policies, plans and legislative instruments have been formulated and promulgated. Likewise, participatory forest and protected area management programmes are getting much popular that have added greater values to biodiversity conservation. People of Nepal have become more aware about the advantage of biodiversity conservation and now are in better position to bring their voice in making wise utilisation of their valuable genetic resources. The Nepal Fourth National Report to the CBD is expected to greatly benefit the people of Nepal, including the indigenous communities, who have been meaningfully contributing to promote, conserve and protect the biodiversity and traditional knowledge.