Mother Nature is providing all the resources for living; such as food, air, water and most of the natural capital; so whatever is there for survival is through nature. Natural capital is harvested and then converted into manmade capital and wealth in terms of money. The protection of nature means to protect humankind. Nature is utilized but how can it be paid back. Protection and care, conservation and proper management are the tools for payment to the nature. It is called payment for ecosystem services. The rural areas are endowed with enormous amount and types of natural resources such as land for agriculture; water resources that can harness hydropower, irrigation, and domestic uses; forestry for commercial timber and for medicinal plants and other valuable non-timber forest products, fruits and livestock potentials.
Citation: Khadka R, Shrivastav A (2015) Poverty Reduction Program through Adaptive Management of Ecosystem Services: The Concept Notes for Nepal. J Ecosys Ecograph 5:154.