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  • Nepal
    • Began in 1986 and from the start aimed to involve the local communities.
    • Tourism was seen as an important part of the economy but needed regulating. Local people are trained in guiding trekkers and in managing the lodges where they stay.
    • Fees from tourists used improve local facilities such as schools.
    • As education improves more local people work in biological conservation programmes within the ACAP as well as acting as guides to the trekkers.
    • Micro hydro schemes are in place to supply electricity.
    • Extensive reafforestation programme


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