The purpose of this report is to update and verify information on Nepal's biodiversity, last recorded in 1996. It is part of the Nepal Biodiversity Yearbook project, which aims to annually update information on the country's biodiversity from 2006 onwards.

This 2007 report focuses on higher plants and animals. Biodiversity is analysed at different altitudes and in protected areas, 'Ramsar sites' — wetlands of international importance — and World Heritage Sites of Nepal.

The report provides a background to the project, including information on Nepal's environmental conditions, topography and climate, its reliance on bioresources, an assessment of land use, and a summary of regulations and policies relevant to biodiversity protection.

An analysis of the species diversity, distribution, confinement and richness for each area follows, including the areas' environment, background and achievements in protecting biodiversity.


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