In Nepal, Out-Migration Is Helping Fuel a Forest Resurgence

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Release date: 20/8/2019

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An exodus for jobs abroad has played an important role in the reforestation of Nepal, as rural people leave and workers send money back to their families, reducing reliance on the land. Migration has had unexpected benefits for forest recovery in other nations as well.

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TitleIn Nepal, Out-Migration Is Helping Fuel a Forest Resurgence
Media name/outletYale360
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date20/08/19
DescriptionAn exodus for jobs abroad has played an important role in the reforestation of Nepal, as rural people leave and workers send money back to their families, reducing reliance on the land. Migration has had unexpected benefits for forest recovery in other nations as well.
BY PETER GILL • AUGUST 20, 2019
URLhttps://e360.yale.edu/features/in-nepal-out-migration-is-helping-fuel-a-forest-resurgence
PersonsJohan Oldekop