Message from Executive Director
From birth to death, religion to culture, agriculture to tourism, and an ecosystem to the environment, Nepal’s lakes and wetlands have their own significant importance. But today, these crucial avenues are in danger due to major anthropogenic activities such as encroachment, over-exploitation, pollution, urbanization, and industrialization. Moreover, some of the lakes and wetlands are degrading due to the impact of climate change. These entire causes are significantly altering the hydrological regimes and putting the lakes and wetlands of Nepal at more risk.
Realizing the fact that lakes and wetlands are on the brinks of extinction, the Government of Nepal established the National Lake Conservation Development Committee (NLCDC) in the year 2007 for the sustainable conservation, management, expansion, adornment, and promotion of entire lakes and wetlands of Nepal promoting the wise use of lake resources. Since then, the NLCDC has been a dedicated national body and so far around 244 lakes including Ramsar sites having ecological, economic, and cultural-religious values have been conserved and managed.
This is not enough for the effective and sustainable conservation of the entire lakes and wetlands of Nepal. I humbly request you to join our hands together to create meaningful solidarity for the protection and conservation of Nepal’s lakes and wetlands.
” Let’s conserve lakes for nature and prosperity”!
Mrs. Sita Shahi