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Forest fire incidents down across the country during Covid-19 pandemic, study finds

Nearly 90 percent of wildfires are human-induced and with people staying indoors due to the lockdown, it is good news for the environment.Forest fire incidents down across the country during Covid-19 pandemic, study finds
It is estimated Nepal has been losing around 200,000 hectares of forest cover every year since 2005 to forest fires. Christian Roberts-Olsen/Shutterstock File Photo
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Chandan Kumar Mandal
Published at : September 1, 2020
Updated at : September 1, 2020 21:49
Kathmandu

Chandan Kumar Mandal

Chandan Kumar Mandal is the environment and migration reporter for The Kathmandu Post, covering labour migration and governance, as well as climate change, natural disasters, and wildlife.


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