In Nepal the environment is degrading rapidly. Environmental degradation is in many ways due to poor management of the environment and the lack of incentives for increasing the value of environmental resources. It is surprising to note that the nature and natural lives has been the most neglected subject in Nepal. This saddening fact is mainly caused by massive deforestation activities in Nepal, which result in 29% share in total land area of the country.
Nepal is one of the rich countries of natural resources but now days Nepal's forest cover has been dwindling at an alarming rate as demand for firewood continues unabated in Nepal. The growing human settlement in forested land and industrialization has also intensified the problems. Many local non-government and international organizations have been raising awareness against the issue.