REDD information system

The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) mechanism offers a very promising approach for protecting and enhancing the world’s forests. Need of a reliable baseline assessment of forest biomass and its monitoring strategies at multiple scales to ensure optimal supply – demand resource scenario and also leverage carbon. ICIMOD demonstrated continuous monitoring REDD pilot site using consistent satellite data products linking social and biophysical ground information.

REDD information system for Kayar Khola watershed in Chitwan district of Nepal



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For watershed level land cover and Basal Area (BA) mapping and minoring high resolution (0.5 m) GeoEye-1 (2009 and 2012) satellite images were used. Through GIS participatory approach boundaries of forest regimes delineated. Social data collected through survey.

Analytical tools

The application allows users to view and monitor of Kayar Khola watershed covers an area of 8,002 ha at an elevation of 245 to 1944 m in Chitwan district in the central development region of Nepal. Mainly swiping tools allow visitors to see the changes spatially and social profile of each community forest level.