Community Development Organization (CDO)

Community Development Organization (CDO) is a pioneer rights based civil society organisation engaged in issues of social/environmental justice and ecological democracy in relation to protected areas in Nepal. The organisation works closely with natural resources dependant indigenous people and poor communities residing in and around the protected areas. Rights to traditional livelihoods, food security, governance of protected areas, and biodiversity conservation are key thematic areas of the organisation.


1. Campaign for right to livelihood in Koshi Toppu Wildlife Reserve and Baridya National Park?.
2. Campaign for livelihood rights and food security in Chitwan National Park.
3. Dialogues on reform of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act in Nepal: Regional and national policy dialogues and conferences, publications of policy briefs.

Type of organisation: 
Indigenous Peoples/Local Community Organisation

Community Development Organization (CDO), Sahayog Marg, Anamnagar, Kathmandu, Nepal, P.O. Box: 15142 KPC 1010
Phone: ++977 1 425 4017, Fax: ++977 1 426 0498

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