Terai Arc Landscape


The Terai Arc Landscape initiative aims to protect a biodiversity hotspot shared by India and Nepal that was rapidly degrading.

On Nepal’s side alone, more than 7.5 million people and a plethora of wildlife – tigers, rhinos, elephants, black bucks, buffaloes, crocodiles, and birds – depend on the vast Terai Arc Landscape, stretching across 2.47 million hectares.

The initiative in numbers
66,800 Hectares restored
350,000 Hectares to be restored by 2030
50,000,000 USD in funding needed

"The Terai Arc Landscape initiative does not protect nature by pulling people out of it, but by bringing people and nature closer together. After decades of uncontrolled exploitation and degradation, resources are now urgently needed to rebuild that connection and restore vital ecosystems. This is key to tackling climate change, biodiversity loss, and rampant pollution."
Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UN Environment Programme