Climate Change Imprint and Impacts on Livelihood of Indigenous Nationalities: A Case of Chepang Community from Bhumlichowk Area, Gorkha District, Nepal

  • Samita Duwal Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Pawan K Neupane Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Bimala Devkota Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Yubak Dhoj G. C. Ministry of Livestock Development, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Adaptive Capacity, Agro-forestry, Mann-Kendall statistical trend test, Participatory Rural Appraisal.


Chepangs, one of the underprivileged indigenous, politically and socially marginalized nationalities of Nepal, are facing the consequences of climate change owing to their livelihood dependency on natural resources. This study intended to find out the perception and impacts of climate change on the livelihood of Chepangs living in fragile mountain slopes of Bhumlichowk area (the then Village Development Committee), Gorkha district, Nepal and explored some of the adaptation measures adopted by them. Impact assessment was conducted through analysis of meteorological data and people


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