Abstract: Rupa Lake is small advancing eutrophic lake covering about 115 ha of the Lekhnath Municipality in Kaski district of western Nepal. The environment around the lake has been improved over a period of 10 years. Conservation practices were initiated by communities including the Rupa Lake Restoration and Fishery Cooperative (RLRFC). As a result, an abundance of non-timber Forest Products (NTFP) has increased considerably. At present, 49 NTFP are available in the lake basin. Some households (HH) i.e 10% h…
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