12 nurseries

1,084,936 trees planted

10,849 workdays created

Why Nepal?

Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world and rural villagers in Nepal directly depend on their natural environment for food, shelter, and income. When the local environment is damaged or destroyed, the poor are the first to feel the negative effects. Forced to live on marginal lands, they are at greatest risk. Without financial resources or the knowledge to manage vulnerable resources in a sustainable way, they often further degrade their lands in order to survive. In this way, the problem perpetuates their poverty.


The good news is Eden Reforestation Projects has launched the Employ to Plant program to alleviate extreme poverty through environmental stewardship and we are already seeing incredible results. Entire villages are being lifted out of poverty as they plant trees to restore their forests, and children are in school instead of going daily to the forests to cut and carry logs for fuelwood. Further, healthy forest systems mean water tables rise, water purity improves, agricultural production increases, and wildlife habitats are restored. The wage our village employees receive empowers parents to provide for their families, even as they continue to work their small plot farms.



Most people associate Nepal with the Himalayan Mountain Range, and especially with Mount Everest standing at 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) tall. However, Nepal is much more than mountains as the topography of Nepal is made up of three climate zones, not just one.

  • The Alpine Zone (green) occupies most of the top third of Nepal. This zone is extremely high and cold, which means there never was much forest and therefore little need for reforestation work.
  • The Temperate Zone (orange) runs through the center of Nepal and is in great need of reforestation. In 2016, Eden will launch four new nursery and reforestation projects within the Temperate Zone.
  • The Subtropical Zone (brown) runs along the Indian border. In 2015, Eden launched two nursery/reforestation projects in the southeast region near the city of Kakarbhitta. In 2016, a new project site was launched at the Royal Chitwan National Park - a world heritage site. 



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More than one million people lost their homes in the Nepal earthquakes!

Some of the hardest hit areas in the deadly earthquakes that hit Nepal on April 25th and May 12th were the mountainside villages outside of the main population centers. Eden Reforestation Projects stands ready to help these remote villages.

With the July – September rainy season approaching, what the people desperately need right now are transitional shelters to keep them and their meager possessions out of the rain during the rebuilding phase. 

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Nepal is a beautiful little country wedged between two giants: India to the south and China to the north. Nepal is known for being the home to the Himalayas - the tallest mountain range on the planet. It is also famous for its gentle people. Few Westerners could identify Nepal on a map of nations, but following the catastrophic earthquake that stuck on Saturday, April 25th this small, quiet nation is now in the news big time.

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