Terai Arc Landscape is an 810km stretch spread across India and Nepal. Nepal’s forests occupy roughly 45% of the land, with the forests of Terai serving as a source of livelihood for people.
“Forests provide not only the timber we use but also other ecological services. They also help to build the resilience of the particular community from climate related disasters” says Sandeep Chamling Rai, a senior advisor working at Global Climate Adaptation, WWF from Nepal.
Climate change-driven events could cause losses equal to almost 10% of the country’s annual GDP by 2100