The Terai Arc Landscape Project (TAL) - Partners
The Power of Cooperation
Combine the efforts of a few dozen organizations, a few government bodies, and thousands of local volunteers, and you can have success stories that none of these could even dream of if working alone.
The TAL is an umbrella of several partners:
- Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation
- Department of Forests
- Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation
- Other government agencies
- National Trust for Nature Conservation
- Community Forest User Groups and their federations
- Buffer Zone User Groups and their federations
- Local Non-Government Organizations
- International Non-Government Organizations (IUCN, CARE Nepal, Winrock International, and IDE)
- Donor Agencies (UNDP, USAID, SNV, DFID)
Participation of local communities is a key to success
And then there is one more group, without whom everything would have been impossible. "There are 6.7 million people living in the Terai area", reminds Bhesh Raj Oli, Program Officer, Terai Arc Landscape, Nepal. "If you want to work for forests and wildlife, you have to work with people too, promoting better and sustainable livelihoods."
"In all the activities that are carried out in buffer zones, local communities and buffer zone user groups are the ones that implement the activities", explains Project Co-Manager Tilak Dhakal of WWF Nepal. "Inside protected areas, park staff - working for the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation - do the implementing. WWF is only a facilitator and monitor."