Conservation in Conflict: The impact of the Maoist-Government conflict on conservation and biodiversity in Nepal

By Mark L. Murphy, Krishna Prasad Oli, Steve Gorzula on November 7, 2005
Nine years of conflict between Maoist rebels and the government in Nepal has killed more than 12,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands more. The conflict has also halted conservation programs and disrupted the management of protected areas across large parts of the country. This paper analyzes the impacts of the Maoist-government conflict on the environment, on biodiversity and on conservation organizations in Nepal.

Report details

IISD, 2005