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Pathetic condition of Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Reconnaissance survey in the DPF  conducted by MWT  Chairman Mr. Dev Narayan Mandal, Mr.Mavish Kumar M.V.( Herpetologist & Head- Wildlife Research) and his team Suvin V.M. (Wildlife Biologist- Trainee), Santhosh Kumar Rajak (Social Mobiliser) Mukesh Kuma Rajak (Social Mobiliser)  for listing of  fauna and flora made them to understand present condition of this forest which is In the edge of  entire vanishing of forest and wildlife species of this area.

It is very worse to sight such a pathetic condition of a forest in Nepal terai region. Though this Protected Forest houses many wild flora and fauna, none other than Mithila wildlife trust step forward for the protection of this last and single patch of forest from terai region of Dhanusha district. Nepal Forest Dept., recently issued an order, that not to carry any iron materials or axe, or knives inside the forest. As this forest is without any boundary, all the community peoples depends their firewood from this forest, they usually peal the bark of the trees and  also fire below the trees which can cause complete wilting of trees in future.

Un restricted and over grazing of cattles causes all the bushy plants and new seedlings not to upcome for their normal growth which inturn disturbs the habitat of wild rabbits , foxes, reptiles etc.

Sand mining inside the forest causes uprooting of number of trees which is illegally used for firewood and for other buinding purposes in addition to illegal tree cut.

MWT is struggling to reinstall and protect this natural habitat for the aesthetic Biodiversity of  Terai region of Nepal  which can be done only with  our and international helping hands.

Sand Mining inside the Dhanusha Forest

Sand Mining inside the Dhanusha Forest

Bark pealing & Destruction of trees of Dhanusha Forest.

Bark pealing & Destruction of trees of Dhanusha Forest.

After effect of bark pealing and firing by encroachers.

After effect of bark pealing and firing by encroachers.

Pathetic condition of the tree from Dhanush Forest

Pathetic condition of the tree from Dhanush Forest

Over grazing of cattles inside Dhanusha Forest

Over grazing of cattles inside Dhanusha Forest

Bark pealed from Dhanusha Forest  trees for firewood which leads to the eath of the tree.

Bark pealed from Dhanusha Forest trees for firewood which leads to the death of the tree.

Rescued second Dumeril’s from Mithileshwar

Today afternoon, our survey team rescued again a Dumeril’s Black Headed snake from Mithileshwar. It was same size of yesterday’s injured one. Both are 8.3 inch in length, which are adults. This time

Both injured & new Bumeril's Black Headed snake in Mavish's hand

Both injured & new Bumeril’s Black Headed snake in Mavish’s hand

villagers are sure about our rescue team for the rescue and we got him in full active species.The injured one is in better treatment in our office preparing to be in wild soon.

Rescued rare species of Lycodon jara

Rescued form Mithileshwar village.

Rescued form Mithileshwar village.

Rescued second L.jara from Mithileshwar in this evening. As our team reached there jara was noticed inside cattle manure, our team cleared the area and rescued this rare species of snake and noticed a small wound happened by some spines or rusted iron peices nearby as chlidrens were trying to kill him.