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HUMANITARIAN WORKS FOR GORKHA EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

Entire Nepal was shaken with the earthquake of 7.8 Magnitude on 25th April 2015 at 11:56 AM and major aftershock of 7.3 Magnitude on 12th May 2015 at 12:51PM. Around 9 Thousand casualties and 22 Thousand injuries were noted.

MWT Treasurer Accepting the donated grain items for Earthquake Victims

MWT Treasurer Accepting the donated grain items for Earthquake Victims

Financially, it damaged about 25% GDP of the Himalayan Country, Nepal. Nepal is still getting aftershocks of the worst natural disaster. It’s epic center was in the east of Lamjung district. The earthquake is named as Gorkha Earthquake. It destroyed major UNESCO World Heritage site of the country. One portion of Janaki temple in Janakpur is also damaged.

Youth of Mithileshwar Mauwahi collecting vegetables for Earthquake victims

Youth of Mithileshwar Mauwahi collecting vegetables for Earthquake victims

Twelve districts of the country (out of 75) are highly affected where our district, Dhanusha is one of less affected districts.

All set to transport donated materials for Earthquake victims

All set to transport donated materials for Earthquake victims

In this worst situation, we decided to support the earthquake victims with their basic requirements. In addition to our personal contributions, we along with youth, social workers, youth clubs and villagers collected the basic requirement just after the disaster like Tarpaulins, Bedding materials, Noodles, Biscuits, Rice, Dal, Potato, Onion, Salt and first aid medicines. All materials were transported in a vehicle to one of highly affected villages, Pavoti of Dolkha district. We distributed the materials to them directly, so that, the victims receives the benefit directly.

As monsoon has reached to doorstep, it is great challenge to provide them a secure shelter as soonest as possible. So, please contribute from your side to any of your known person/organization working directly in the field to construct the shelters.

Donated materials in transportation to One of highly affected VDC

Donated materials in transportation to One of highly affected VDC

Friends ready to leave for affected community to distribute basic materials required for Earthquake Victims

Friends ready to leave for affected community to distribute basic materials required for Earthquake Victims

Inauguration of Snake Enclosure and Cleaning of Dhanush Temple Area on occasion of Wildlife Week 2072 and New Year 2072.

On occasion of 20th Wildlife Week 2072 and New Year 2072, Department of Forest, Dhanusha in support of Dhanushadham Protected Forest Council and Save The Historical Janakpur, Dhanushadham Mass-cleaning Programme, Interaction Programme and Awareness Rally was organized at Dhanushdham in chairmanship of CDO, Dhanusha. APF Chief and members, Civil Police with members, Nepal Army,  District Forest Officer including Forest Department staff, Save the Historical Janakpur including members, DPF Council members, Mithila Wildlife Trust & members, Media personals including Patrakar Mahasangh Dhanusha chief, all political parties and so many other members participated in the great occasion. Dhanush Temple area, Dhanush Pond area and Ramjanki Temple area in front of Dhanush Temple were cleaned.

Mr. Krishna Prashad Dhungana, CDO, Dhanusha inaugurated the Snake Enclosure which was designed and constructed by Mithila Wildlife Trust in financial support of Department of Forest, Dhanusha, M/s Parshuram Bricks Industry and M/s Mahavir Bricks Industry. Cobra was released in the enclosure in presence of everybody present during the occasion.

It was really an exciting function for us as it is the first physical development in Dhanushadham Protected Forest. We hope this will give a new turn in development of proposed Dhanushadham Biological Unit.

We are grateful to our supporters and well wishers and wish a very very happy and prosperous new year 2072.

Shankar Narayan Jha, AFO Dhanusha and Jagdish Yadav, Chairman DPF Council cleaining Dhanush Temple Compound

Shankar Narayan Jha, AFO Dhanusha and Jagdish Yadav, Chairman DPF Council cleaining Dhanush Temple Compound

MWT Chairman explaining about wildlife of Dhanushadham Protected Forest to Mr. Krishna Prashad Dhungana, CDO Dhanusha

MWT Chairman explaining about wildlife of Dhanushadham Protected Forest to Mr. Krishna Prashad Dhungana, CDO Dhanusha

Mr. Birendra Sah, DFO Dhanusha explaining about expenses of Snake enclosures constructed by MWT

Mr. Birendra Sah, DFO Dhanusha explaining about expenses of Snake enclosures constructed by MWT

Interaction Programme on 2071.01.01 on occasion of Wildlife Week 2072 in the compound DPF Office

Interaction Programme on 2071.01.01 on occasion of Wildlife Week 2072 in the compound DPF Office

Ganga Sevak and Participants busy in cleaning Dhanush temple area

Ganga Sevak and Participants busy in cleaning Dhanush temple area

AFO Shankar Narayan Jha and Local public busy in cleaning Dhanushsh Temple Area

AFO Shankar Narayan Jha and Local public busy in cleaning Dhanushsh Temple Area

All set to clean Dhanush Temple Area at Dhanushadham

All set to clean Dhanush Temple Area at Dhanushadham

CDO Dhanusha, DFO Dhanusha and AFO Dhanusha cleaning Dhanush Temple area on 2071.01.01

CDO Dhanusha, DFO Dhanusha and AFO Dhanusha cleaning Dhanush Temple area on 2071.01.01

CDO Dhanusha, MWT Chairman and members cleaning Dhanush temple area

CDO Dhanusha, MWT Chairman and members cleaning Dhanush temple area

Rescue of a Common Cobra from Mithileshwar Mauwahi-5, Dhanusha

Cobra snake hiding in an old Brick Wall

Cobra snake hiding in an old Brick Wall

On 02nd April 2015, we received a rescue call at 9:30AM from Mr. Ravindra Pandit, a local resident of Mithileshwar Mauwahi VDC. He requested to reach as much earlier as possible, mentioning that around 50 people have gathered around and they are trying to kill the snake.

MWT Chairman rushed to the spot and searched for the snake. The snake was hiding in an old brick wall. It took little bit time to rescue the hiding snake, but we were able to save life of a speechless creature. Snake is around 5.5ft long Common Cobra (Naja naja) and is transported to Dhanushadham Protected Forest.

Rescuing the Common Cobra Snake in Mithileshwar Mauwahi by Dev Narayan Mandal, Chairman, MWT

Rescuing the Common Cobra Snake in Mithileshwar Mauwahi by Dev Narayan Mandal, Chairman, MWT

We are thankful to local villagers for their help in rescuing the snake.

MODEL PLOT CLEANING INSIDE DHANUSHADHAM PROTECTED FOREST

In the current financial year, we have received a program from Department of Forest, to clean shrub of 5 hectare area inside Dhanushadham Protected Forest.

Labour cleaning the unwanted shrubs of Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Labour cleaning the unwanted shrubs of Dhanushadham Protected Forest

The aim is to clean shrubs of 5 hectare area and compare the natural germination and development of plant species in shrub clear and unclear area.

There is countless germination of different plant species including Sal, Jamun, Amla, Siris, Sisam, Khayr and others.

Natural Germination of Sal in Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Natural Germination of Sal in Dhanushadham Protected Forest

The above photo explains the natural germination power of this forest as other forests of Nepal. But, the fact is there is not even a single Two years or older tree, due to community made fire, over grazing and unmanaged mud cutting inside forest.

Natural Germination of Gular in Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Natural Germination of Gular/Sycamore in Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Natural Germination of Amrudh in Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Natural Germination of Guava in Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Let’s hope that the conservation we have been able to provide to the forest with strong community support will be able to secure future of the forest.

We are once again thanking the community people and stakeholders for their strong support and cooperation.

COMMUNITY INTERACTION PROGRAMME STARTED IN BUFFER ZONE OF DHANUSHADHAM PROTECTED FOREST

AFO Shankar Narayan Jha explaining the programmes of current financial year

AFO Shankar Narayan Jha explaining the programmes of current financial year

Department of Forest, Dhanusha and Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal together started Community Interaction Programme in buffer zone of Dhanushadham Protected Forest. The Programme has been started from Dharampur village and will be end at Nausay village.

Participants of Community Interaction Programme

Participants of Community Interaction Programme

The programme is divided in 4 parts as under;

  1. Community share their feedback on the programmes operated in last financial year and their expectation in current financial year.
  2. Dhanushadham Protected Forest Council explains the programmes and budget for current financial year.
  3. Mithila Wildlife Trust explains the status of wild animals of the forest, expectations from community to protect them and methods to minimize human-wildlife conflict in the buffer zone.
  4. All the participants including council members and MWT members roam inside forest for 1 hour to see the changes inside forest after One year of conservation.
Participants of Interaction Programme inside DPF

Participants of Interaction Programme inside DPF

Two programmes have been completed so far. All the valuable feedback and suggestions from community have been noted, so that, we can include them in future.

Commitments of continuous support from local community really encourage us in conservation and development of the forest.