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RESCUE OF AN INJURED NILGHAI (BLUE BULL) (एउटा घाईते निलगाईको उद्धार)

Nilghai met with an accident on East-West Highway at Pushpvalpur

Nilghai met with an accident on East-West Highway at Pushpvalpur

One Nilghai (blue bull) met with an accident with an ambulance in Pushpvalpur Sector Forest area of East-West National Highway and both backside legs were broken. We treated the Blue Bill with help of our volunteer vet Dr. Shailendra Mandal, though we had limited sources with us. Surgery was required for the Blue Bull which facility was not available with us and we requested for the help from wildlife experts & well established organizations working for animals in Nepal.  Same kind of treatment was given to protected animals in National Park but they couldn’t do it for this particular Blue bull.

Dr. Shailendra Mandal (MWT) Treating the injured Nilghai

Dr. Shailendra Mandal (MWT) Treating the injured Nilghai

A Blue Bull/ Nilghai cannot be important for entire country but it is quite important for the district like Dhanusha where no other wild animals can be sighted easily. Every tourist to Dhanushadham Protected Forest seems exited to see Nilghai in the forest, perhaps unavailability of other animals can be the reason.

Whenever animal rights issues are discussed in our country, we can read various articles in national media against it, stating that the country where not even basic rights of human beings are taken care, it is too earlier to discuss the Animal rights. They can be right on their part as the organization like UNHCR is also not able to work independently in our country. But the question is can we skip from our responsibilities to protect wild animals of the country? Won’t it be possible to construct a fully equipped veterinary hospital in our country where millions are spent organizing conferences in Five Star hotels? Is Blue bull not a part of our ecosystem?

Providing water to injured Nilghai

Providing water to injured Nilghai

Let’s hope that our government will take some positive initiatives to minimize such incidents in future.

जनवरी—२०१५ मा धनुषा जिल्लाको पुष्पवलपुर सेक्टर वन क्षेत्र भित्र पर्ने पूर्व पश्चिम राजमार्गमा एउटा पुरुष निलगाई, विरामी छोडेर आऊँदै गरेको एक एम्बुलेन्स सित ठोक्किएर निलगाईको पछाडीको दुईटै खुट्टा भाँचिन गयो । हामीले हाम्रा स्वम्सेवी भेट डा. शैलेन्द्र मण्डलको सहयोगमा उक्त निलगाईलाई हाम्रो सीमित स्रोत साधनको सहयोगमा साधारण उपचार ग¥यौ । निलगाईलाई शैल्यक्रियाको आवश्यकता थियो जसको लागी हामीले नेपालका मानिने विज्ञहरु सित सहयोगको गुहार पनि लगायौँ तर वहाँ सबै असमर्थ देखिए । संरक्षित जनावरहरुका लागी केही निकुञ्जहरुमा यस्ता उपचार भएको पाईए ता पनि यस निलगाईका लागी केही गर्न सकिएन । सिंगो मुलुकका लागी यो जनावर चासोको विषय नभए पनि धनुषा जिल्लाको लागी सँधै नै उत्सुकताको विषय हो । धनुषाधाम संरक्षित वनमा आउने प्रायः सबै पर्यटकले यसलाई हेर्ने इच्छा जाहीर गर्छन । सम्भवतः यस वनमा अर्को जनावर नभएर पनि यो यहाँको समुदायको चासोको विषय हुन सक्छ ।

हुन त जब हाम्रो देशमा जनावरको अधिकारको कुरा उठ्छ, नेपालका राष्ट्रिय मिडीयाहरुमा पनि यसको विरोधमा लेखहरु पढ्न मिली हाल्छन्, तर्क हुन्छ, मानव अधिकारका आधारभूत आवश्यकताहरु अबलम्बन गर्न नसकेको यस देशमा अहिले नै जनावर अधिकारको कुरा गर्नु धेरै जल्दी भयो । यू.एन.एच.सी.आर. जस्ता संस्थाले पनि स्वतन्त्रता पूर्वक का गर्न नसकेको परिवेषमा उनिहरुको आफ्ना तर्कहरु पनि जायज हुन सक्छन् । तर के यति मात्र भनि दिएर हामी आफ्ना जिम्मेवारीहरुबाट पञ्छिन सक्छौ ? के जनावर अधिकार सम्बन्धि पाँचतारे होटेलहरुमा कन्फेरेन्सका लागी अरबौ खर्चिने यस देशमा फूल फ्लेज्ड भेटेरिनरी होस्पिटल बनाउन सम्भब छैन् ? के निलगाई ईकोसिस्टमको हिस्सा होईन् ?

आफ्नो अथक प्रयासले पनि उक्त निलगाईलाई बचाँउन नसकेको मा हामी सबै दुःखी छौँ तै पनि आशा गर्दछौँ कि भविष्यमा यस्ता समस्याहरुको समाधान प्रति हाम्रा सरकारले उचित कदम चाल्ने छन् ।

MEET MR. DEV NARAYAN MANDAL, OUR CHAIRMAN ON FUTURE LEADERS, 2015 PROGRAM BY NEPAL TELEVISION

Presentation on Renovation of Dhanushadham Reservoir Program

Presentation on Renovation of Dhanushadham Reservoir Program

We are glad to share that our chairman, Mr. Dev Narayan Mandal has been selected as Future Leaders of the month February 2015, a part of the program Future Leaders, 2015. He got the chance to share entire concept of Dhanushadham Biological Unit.

Future Leaders, 2015 is a unique program on Nepal Television (NTV Plus) hosted by Today’s Youth Asia, an initiative of Santosh Shah Foundation where they collect the person from rural area operating innovative projects to develop the entire nation.

The programme will be broadcasting by NTV Plus on Saturday, 14th February 2015 (2nd Falgun, 2071) at 8:00 PM and will be repeated on Sunday, 15th February 2015 (3rd Falgun 2071) at 2:30PM.

We congratulate Mr. Dev Narayan Mandal for being selected for the program. And we’re thankful to Santosh Shah Foundation for providing an opportunity to share the project in National media.

Please share the news with your family, friends and colleagues. Let’s conserve environment and wildlife, let’s develop Nepal!

INDIAN FLAP SHELL TURTLE (Lissemys punctata) RESCUED AND BROUGHT TO TURTLE CONSERVATION CENTER INITIATED BY MITHILA WILDLIFE TRUST, NEPAL

Indian Soft shell Turtle Rescued by Mithila Wildlife Trust

Indian Flap shell Turtle Rescued by Mithila Wildlife Trust

One Indian Flap shell Turtle is rescued by Mr. Vinesh Kumar Yadav, Forest Guard at Dhanushadham Protected Forest. Last week while Mr. Vinesh Kumar Yadav had gone to his village in nearing Dhanusha district boarder for some personal works, he saw a Turtle roaming on the road at late evening. He called Mr. Dev Narayan Mandal, Chairman, MWT through phone and asked whether to rescue or ignore. Mr. Mandal wanted the turtle to be there in its natural status and suggested to release nearby area. Mr. Yadav urged him that if we want to save life of this turtle we should take it to our center otherwise people will kill it to make curry. “Even I was doing same before coming in touch to MWT” He added.

The Indian Flap shell turtle (Lissemys punctata) is not a common species of Terai region in Nepal. So, Mr. Mandal agreed it to be transported to Dhanushadham Turtle Conservation Center. The turtle is safe at the center now.

It is very necessary to mention here that Mithila Wildlife Trust has initiated to start a Turtle Conservation Center where rare species of turtle will be rehabilitated and will be transferred to several protected and conservation area of Nepal. We strongly believe that it will help us to fight against the declining number of Turtle and will create awareness to visitor of the center for protection of the species. The turtle is usually killed in Terai region of Nepal to prepare curry.

As it is very necessary to construct an enclosure to rehabilitate them, it is our humble request to the helping hands “kindly support our initiative with the possible amount from your side”.

Indian Flap shell Turtle (Lissemys punctata)  Rescued from Mahotarri-Dhanusha boarder

Indian Flap shell Turtle (Lissemys punctata) Rescued from Mahotarri-Dhanusha boarder

To the residents of Nepal: “A Turtle can never fulfill needs of vegetable for our family. So, kindly inform us at +977 9817629229 or mail us at info@mwt.org.np while you get a turtle in your area.”

Show your humanity; Help us protect a life – for ourselves, for entire ecosystem and for our future generation!!!! Thank you in advance!!!

TWIN-SPOTTED WOLF SNAKE / YELLOW SPECKLED WOLF SNAKE (Lycodon jara) RESCUED IN DHANUSHADHAM MUNICIPALITY AND BROUGHT TO DHANUSHADHAM PROTECTED FOREST

Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake rescued in Dhanushadham Municipality

Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake rescued in Dhanushadham Municipality

On 11th November 2014 (2071 Kartick 25) afternoon, while Dhanushadham Protected Forest Council -Working Committee was preparing for a meeting, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Mahto, a member from the same committee came with a snake. Though he didn’t touch the snake physically, he kept the snake in a plastic bottle with help of a stick and brought to the Dhanushadham Protected Forest where MWT chairman was also present. He handed over the plastic bottle with snake to him.

Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake on the hand of a school student_The snake was rescued in Dhanushadham Municipality

Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake on the hand of a school student_The snake was rescued in Dhanushadham Municipality

One of the members asked him how he got the courage of it. He replied “Generally I used to kill the snakes within no time, but since the date I came in touch of Mithila Wildlife Trust, I use to leave them without disturbing. I had never seen this snake in my lifetime, so, I thought of brining here for confirmation.” The snake was confirmed as Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake which is also known as Yellow Speckled Wolf Snake. It’s a non venomous snake.

MWT is grateful to him for his awesome work done to save a life.

RESCUE OF COMMON COBRA FROM CHHATH GHAT

People Gathered during Cobra Rescue from Chhath Ghat

People Gathered during Cobra Rescue from Chhath Ghat

This Chhath Festival (a favorite festival of Hindu religion), while entire Terai region of Nepal was preparing for celebration of this awesome festival, The MWT team received an urgent rescue call at early morning. People had seen a cobra snake while cleaning the Chhath Ghat where the festival was supposed to be celebrated at night. MWT team reached to the site without taking much time and rescued the snake.

Cobra rescued on Chhath Festival from Chhath Ghat

Cobra rescued on Chhath Festival from Chhath Ghat

The snake looks so cute and it has also moulted (also known as molting, sloughing and shedding) the skin at night in snake rescue box of Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal as it can be recognized in the photo.

Snakes rub against rough surfaces to assist removal of their shed skin. The frequency of shedding depends on many factors like species, age, nutritional and reproductive status, the presence of skin parasites or bacteria, and ambient enclosure temperature and humidity. Younger snakes use to shed more frequently than adults and shedding often precedes mating and giving birth. The most common causes of improper or incomplete shedding are related to husbandry and nutrition.

Chhath Celebration at Night

Chhath Celebration at Night