Forest Mapping and Territory Delineation
Territory mapping, boundary delineation and Community Based Monitoring and Information System (CBMIS) is another element of NEFIN’s work. It is important for providing information about indigenous peoples’ forest and land. The extent of forests, its distribution, density, biodiversity and many more social and cultural aspect related to safeguards, can be documented through the mapping and inventory, which presents evidence-based document for advocating indigenous peoples’ rights over land and natural resources. At the same time, mapping is also essential in estimation of carbon storage in a forest. Thus, NEFIN mapped indigenous peoples’ forest in three communities namely in Khasur Lamjung (337 hectors), Dura Danda Lamjung (1092 hectors), and Jamuna Ilam (979 hectors). .