Message from Chairman
I feel so delighted to represent National Lake Conservation Development Committee ( NLCDC) . We, as NLCDC, preserve and manage the lakes and wetlands of Nepal sustainably, with the participation of local people and like-minded stakeholders. To promote integrated sustainable development, we aim in managing Nepal’s lakes and wetlands by using state of art technology and competency and by coordinating all stakeholders.
In Sanskrit, we say- ” Lokah samasta Sukhina Vawantu” meaning may every creature on this planet be happy and have the right to live. Similarly, I hereby refer to the biodiversity present in lakes and wetlands and the importance to preserve them. Preserving them is to preserve their habitat and that’s what we do. Wetlands are the biological supermarkets, an immense variety of species of microbes, plants, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish and mammals can be part of a wetland ecosystem. Climate, landscape shape (topology), geology, and the movement and abundance of water help to determine the plants and animals that inhabit each wetland.
We are all aware of the fact that Nepali lakes and wetlands are decreasing, degrading, and disappearing with every passing year and with them the biodiversity present there is also disappearing.
Religion and culture, both advocate for the purity and preservation of water resources, here in Nepal. Besides the lakes and wetlands are equally important for the socio-economic development of the region. A lake or a wetland is not just an asset for the region or nation but also the best gift to hand over to the forthcoming generation, we do need solidarity to protect and preserve these lakes.
Not just limited to NLCDC, the preservation of lakes and wetlands is our common responsibility and should be a mutual dream. Nepal has the best lakes on the planet, amazing wetlands await here, and protecting them is to protect our environment and ecosystem in a broader view, let’s create solidarity to it.
Mr. Dhruba Upreti
News & Events
Mr. Rewati Raman Poudel, Secretary of Ministry of Forests and Environment recently visited to NLCDC office.
Mr. Rewati Raman Poudel, Secretary of Ministry of Forests and Environment recently visited to NLCDC ...
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Lake Conservation Development Committee (NLCDC) and Kathmandu University (KU)
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Lake Conservation Development Committee (NLCDC) and ...