Helping Community to Restore Nature Since 2013
Join us to restore a sustainable community where both human and wildlife flourish together!
We work through Community-based Conservation Approaches. Thus, our activities are focused to uplift livelihood of native communities to make them sustainable enough where they can take care both living and non-living things in a self-sustainable module.
A hungry stomach can never think of co-existence, at the same time without co-existence no stomach can get food for life.
In Nepal, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) is the primary government agency responsible for wildlife conservation. However, the DNPWC’s operating area is limited by law to Protected Areas (PA), which means that wildlife living outside of these established zones has fewer safeguards. There have been attempts to bridge this gap through Divisional Forest Offices (DFOs) – localized authorities responsible for conservation outside of PA – but they are often under resourced, limiting the effectiveness of their efforts.
Several species-focused censuses in Nepal have shown that a large proportion of protected species are permanently residing outside of PA, in community-managed forests. This demonstrates the need for animal conservation through community-focused techniques. Mithila Wildlife Trust (MWT) supports and encourages communities to embed themselves in local conservation efforts.
MWT believes that conservation can be more sustainable if communities hold the responsibility for both wildlife and habitat conservation. Nepal’s community forest management has already become a global model for forest restoration efforts elsewhere.
After returning to Nepal from India in 2013, I began coordinating with like-minded people to protect wildlife, restore diminished forests, and to provide education to children of communities dependent on natural resources. I also began providing relief materials to people during natural calamities and started coordinating with CBO, CMO & Youth Clubs to restore Mother Nature. But, there is a lot to do which is possible if we all don’t join together.
So, I personally request you to join us in our conservation efforts. It is you, who, through coexistence, may assure the existence of human beings on this planet.
Join Us for Restoring Nature!
We have been working closely with local communities and Community Forest User Groups to restore public land and unused river beds to create safe corridor for wildlife travelling through Shiwalik Chure and Terai region in Madhesh Province of Nepal. We have been using traditional plantation methods to restore river bed while pioneering Miyawaki Plantation Method in Nepal to restore waste public lands to create dense forest patches in rural area.
Providing education to the children of highly marginalized communities and creating alternative livelihoods for the financially marginalized families of Community Forest User Groups is the key to create sustainable conservation modules in our working area.
We aspire to uplift and empower local people and restore nature in the region by implementing a community-based approach to conservation. Through an assortment of programmes and projects focussed on a range of core areas identified by MWT as requiring action, such as education, restoration, community support, and rescue and rehabilitation, we hope to raise awareness of various issues and offer practical, sustainable, and inclusive solutions to them.
Reptile, Amphibian, Avian, Ungulate, and Mammal throughout Province No.-2.
Wildlife conservation, Habitat Restoration and Humanitarian job.
Conservation Education Program
Organized awareness-raising activities in the working area.
Hectors Habitat Restored
In collaboration with local community and Government agencies.
Part of the Achievements
– Dhanushadham Forest Conservation Area announced as Open Grazing and Illicit Felling Free Zone at Zeero budget.
– 2 Community Forests in Makawanpur district announced as World’s First Community Managed Pangolin Conservation Area. Replication of the same modality is going on in another 2 community forests of Dhanusha district.
– 360+ Alternative Livelihoods created for financially marginalized communities of 4 CFUGs.
– Bhatighari CFUG, Dhanusha ranked First position as best managed community forest in the nation, awarded by Ganeshman Singh Consrevation Award in the Year-2021.
– Restoration of 51 hectare river bank in Shiwalik Chure range with 93%+ survival rate through traditional plantation method.
– Created 3 numbers of dense forest patches using Miyawaki Plantation method in Mithila Bihari Municipality, Dhanusha, Madhesh Province.
Glimpse of work, that makes a difference
Every Step Matters !
Madhesh Province in Nepal is very exposed to human-wildlife conflict in terms of community based conservation efforts. Being the province with least volume of natural resources and highly populated province of the nation, every single step matters. Together, we can make a huge difference!
Contact us for the options to get involved! We are always available to collaborate with you!