Monthly Archives: May 2013

Power fencing: Helping people help wildlife


“Our relief cannot be expressed in words,” says Bishnu Rijal, a resident of Bhimapur-6, Bardia. “Earlier, elephants and rhinos frequently raided our village, often coming across the border from India, and we lost wheat crops worth Rs 5-8 million each year. This spelled disaster for poor families who own only a few square meters of land. But since the electric fence has been installed we sleep soundly at night, as our lives and valuables are safe.” Ganga Ram Tharu from Bhimpaur-5 adds, “We had no protection except sticks and stones. Now, the fence keeps the animals away. Last week an elephant loosened a pole, but could not get past the fence.” 



These statements reflect the views of most Bhimapur residents, where a 15 km long electric fence was inaugurated on March 11, 2013. The Bhimapur Electric Fence Installation Management Committee erected the fence with Hariyo Ban support through NTNC’s Bardia Conservation Program (BCP). It will benefit 1,031 households (6,755 people) by protecting 2,700 hectares of land near the Karnali River, where the communities cultivate paddy, wheat and sugarcane. The selection of fencing sites was based on demand and need. Rabin Kadariya, Program In-charge of BCP, explains, “When a community requests electric fencing, we survey the area and assess the wildlife threats before installation. As soon as we put up a fence in one area the neighboring community asks for it to be extended to protect their land.” After completion the fence is handed over to the local community, who collect funds for its upkeep. Kadariya says, “There is a risk that eventually the fence may make the community feel too secure and they may stop maintaining it properly, which would reduce its effectiveness because wild animals will break through it. Regular monitoring, maintenance and upgrading are essential.” 

 

 

 

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ICAAP11 – Call for Abstracts


ICAAP11 Call for Abstracts

Be there, make a difference!

Over the last 20 years, the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) has become the largest forum in the region for people and community affected by and interested in the issue of HIV/AIDS.

The 11th ICAAP is to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 18 – 22 November 2013.

There are many ways to get involved and directly contribute to triggering new and innovative HIV/AIDS responses at ICAAP11. You can submit an abstract, apply to run sessions and if you need help getting to the Congress, apply for a scholarship. Read the rest of this entry

Youth Empowerment And Sustainable Development; Club and Networks in Rampur


Youth-EmpowermentYouth empowerment, Sustainable development, Climate change, Environmental friendly are some frequently using phrase/terms these days. If we searched these phrase/terms in the internet we can find many related issue and their terminological meaning. The alarming issue, climate change has hits most frequently and this gave rise to new phrase Environmental friendly. Defining future response we often say sustainable development, youth empowerment. For giving action on this matter different organization has given their effort nationally, internationally and globally. If we looked up the Nepal we can also find different  environmental motive organization and clubs. Recently I participated in Youth Eco Network (YEN) in the IAAS Rampur campus. With the main theme “empowering the youth greening the future” this network has just inaugurated and started giving green results. Read the rest of this entry

WWF and World Cyclist Foundation to promote the Green Hiker campaign


 

Kathmandu, Nepal – WWF Nepal joined hands with Mr. Pushkar Shah, a world cyclist and leader of World Cyclist Foundation, in order to promote responsible tourism in Nepal’s Himalayas under WWF’s Green Hiker Campaign. 


Honorable Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr Ram Kumar Shrestha, handed over a bicycle supported by WWF Nepal to Mr. Pushkar Shah amidst a ceremony in the capital today. Mr. Shah is presently undertaking an ambitious cycling expedition across Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail to promote tourism in the region with cycling being an avenue to attract more tourists in the region and, in effect, address the livelihoods of people. Through his expedition, WWF Nepal seeks to promote the message of responsible tourism in the Himalayas.

 

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Julian Gardner Award Photographic Competition


The Julian Gardner Award is given to the photograph that best encapsulates the wonder and beauty of the British countryside. . The competition is open to all amateur photographers, not just our members, and is related to our research and advisory work – taking in all aspects of the countryside, including the people who live and work there, game, wildlife, all the various habitats and of course landscape. The award is made in two categories: adult and under-16 Read the rest of this entry

Incredible Sauraha


 

It is always good to visit interesting place during vacation. It will give you freshness and more over you will be refreshed and get informed and increase your learning habit. This time I made visit to sauraha. This is the one of the best destination in Nepal. Peculiarity is Chitwan National Park.2008-2-4-07_nepal_rapti-river_img_2873

Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. Formerly called Royal Chitwan National Park it was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 km2 (360 sq mi) and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan District. In altitude it ranges from about 100 m (330 ft) in the river valleys to 815 m (2,674 ft) in the Churia Hills.
It is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpeto-fauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile. Read the rest of this entry

Safeguarding rhinos through ID based monitoring


Safeguarding rhinos through ID based monitoring.

What I learned in social media training


Training (May 12 ,2013 A.D.) which was supported by youth action fund and organized by environment activist Mrs Kavita Gautam and Mr Jiban panthi had a aim to provide knowledge about social media and its wise application and bridge the gap between urban and rural youth via different social media such as blogs ,face book, linkedln, twitter etc.

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Photo: Social Media Training IAAS Rampur Chitwan Participants.
(Photo Courtesy: Kavita Gautam)

I was much excited and happy when I got information about social media training through my colleague. Read the rest of this entry