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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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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

celebrating frog day


frog dayOn the occasion of ‘world frog day’, YSD(youth for sustainable development) organized the event entitled ‘Save The Frog Day’ in April  27th in collaboration with IAAS Art group.

The goal of the event was to spread awareness of frog extinction and importance of amphibian conservation. One third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction and up to 200 frog species have completely disappear since 1979, making frogs the most threatened group of animal on the planet!. Read the rest of this entry