Change assessment of forest cover in Ghodaghodi lake area in Kailali district of Nepal

  • S Khanal Assistant Research Officer, Department of Forest Research and Survey, Kathmandu
Keywords: Change detection, forest cover, Ghodaghodi lake, Landsat

Abstract

Ghodaghodi Lake in Far-West Nepal has been listed as a Ramsar Site due to its significance as a habitat for several endangered species of flora and fauna. The wetland and its surrounding area is facing deforestation, forest degradation and encroachment. In this case study, unsupervised and finally supervised classification of multi-temporal Landsat imagery covering the wetland area was applied. A post-classification comparison approach was used to derive forest cover change maps. The results depicted the loss of forest cover over a thirty- one year period, in three time slices. The highest rate of loss was observed in the 1990 to1999 time slice.

Keywords: Change detection; forest cover; Ghodaghodi lake; Landsat

DOI: 10.3126/banko.v19i2.2980

Banko Janakari, Vol. 19, No.2 2009 pp.15-19

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Khanal, S. (1). Change assessment of forest cover in Ghodaghodi lake area in Kailali district of Nepal. Banko Janakari, 19(2), 15-19. https://doi.org/10.3126/banko.v19i2.2980
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