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National Wetland Policy, 2003

OBJECTIVES

1. Identify Nepal’s wetlands and prepare detailed management plans for each of them to prevent degradation and disappearance of wetlands with long-term conservation and development initiatives for wise use of wetlands resources by implementing the management plans on the basis of priorities, potentiality and urgency.

2. Identify local people’s knowledge, skill and practice regarding wetlands and promote their innovations and traditional research for the sustainable use of wetlands resources.

3. Conserve and manage wetlands according to the needs and on the basis of scientific knowledge and technology.

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Source: Ministry of Forestry and Soil Conservation