July 11, 2017
A three-month long campaign has been launched at the Chitwan National Park (CNP) to counter poaching and conserve the habitats of wildlife during the monsoon season.
Nurendra Aryal, the CNP Information Officer, said that the park receives minimal tourist influx during this period which provides an unhindered opportunity for poachers to proceed with their activities. He added that patrolling would be intensified in the sensitive zones and areas where the wildlife frequently gathers would be specifically monitored at all times.
The Chief Conservation Officer of the park, Ram Chandra Kandel, informed that they will conduct an awareness program to educate the local community about the importance of wildlife conservation and also involve stakeholders from the Community Forest Office, District Forest Office and Nepal Army among others in their efforts.