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A MEGA STEP TOWARDS FUTURE OF JANAKPUR

For the first time in the history, Janakpur is jeweled with the development which will bound regular tourists to spend more time and attract new tourists to the area.

Way to Mini Zoo in Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Way to Mini Zoo in Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Several records show that Janakpur receives around 10 Lakh (One million) tourists every year. They visit Janaki temple in Janakpur and Dhanush temple at Dhanushadham and return back within no time lacking the tourism spot in the area. It is natural that if we visit a place for half an hour we carry fast food or readymade food with us instead of staying or having food in the hotels and restaurants at the place. Janakpur is facing the same. Instead of getting benefited, Janakpur is used as a dust bin to throw plastic bags or packing materials and food wastes carried with the tourist.

One will be highly excited to know that the tourists visiting to Janakpur and Dhanushadham will be able to spend much time here. Animal enclosures are being constructed in the forest situated at Dhanushadham, near Dhanush temple (20 KM North–east from Janakpur).

Snake enclosure and turtle enclosure is constructed as part of proposed Dhanushadham Biological Unit inside Dhanushadham Protected Forest. Though the plan has been approved by Government of Nepal in 2069 B.S. (2013 AD), it is unable to drag the attention of Government or other donor agencies.

Three-keeled Land Turtle inside Mini Zoo managed by Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal (1)

Three-keeled Land Turtle inside Mini Zoo managed by Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal (1)

Cobra looking outside of the snake enclosure in DPF

Cobra looking outside of the snake enclosure in DPF

The development is being carried out with the small-small contributions from individuals of Dhanusha district, donations of Mithila Wildlife Trust and budget of Dhanushadham Protected Forest by Department of Forest, Government of Nepal.

Some of the wild animals rescued by Mithila Wildlife Trust will be housed in the enclosures for exhibition where most of them are directly released in the wild. We believe that this will encourage local residents and tourist of the park to conserve wildlife.

Three-keeled Land Turtle inside Mini Zoo managed by Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal (2)

Three-keeled Land Turtle inside Mini Zoo managed by Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal (2)

Cobra in a position in the snake enclosure of DPF

Cobra in a position in the snake enclosure of DPF

Burmese Python inside snake enclosure of DPF

Burmese Python inside snake enclosure of DPF

Indian Flap Shell Turtle in Turtle enclosure inside DPF

Indian Flap Shell Turtle in Turtle enclosure inside DPF

You are heartily invited to visit Dhanushadham Protected Forest and guide us through the developments.

You can also contribute in the developments. Name plate will be attached with the development for your contributions.

Let’s join together to develop Janakpur. Be a regular contributor in development of proposed Dhanushadham Biological Unit.

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!

Nilghai Vanishes from Dhanushadham Protected Forest (DPF)

MWT Research Team after One week survey inside DPF confirmed that population of Nilghai is reducing in an alarming rate which can lead to wiping of Nilghai from DPF.

Our team was able to sight only 16 Nilghai of 32 in 2012 (by Forest Officials report), 17 Rhesus macaqua, 1 Langoor, 5 Asian open bill storks, 2 Lesser adjutant storks, 3 Horn bill etc. (detailed list of fauna of DPF to be enlisted and publish).

MWT seeks helping hands from different donors to protect these flora and fauna of Terai region, Nepal.

Nilghai inside DPF
Nilghai inside DPF
Rhesus inside DPF

Rhesus inside DPF

Lesser adjutant stork

Lesser adjutant stork

Asian Open Bill in DPF

Asian Open Bill in DPF

 

Development of Dhanushadham Protected Forest as a Biological Unit

Sustainable Management of Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Dhanushadham Protected Forest is One and only forest situated in Terai region of Dhanusha district. Having 360 hectare forest land surrounded by four VDCs, 1. Dhanushadham, 2. Dhanusha Govindpur, 3. Yagyabhumi, and 4. Umaprempur.

Bark of around 75% trees has been removed by the heavy population of the surrounding villages; no tree is secure in the forest. People are depending on the forest resources for firewood, timber products and for grazing of their cattle, buffaloes and goats, in addition poaching of wildlife made the forest into a pathetic condition where no wildlife have been noted in survey conducted by Mithila Wildlife Trust. Forest has lost its equilibrium of biodiversity in last 7-10 years. Which made to think Mithila Wildlife Trust and Nepal Forest Department to convert this diminishing forest into a Bio-Unit for the conservation and development of that area which can fame the nation through the attraction of foreigners to our country.

Development of the Dhanushadham Protected Forest as Biological Unit will act as an “Environmental Knowledge Bank”. In addition to tourist, students and communities from all around the district and nation will be attracted to the park for environmental education purpose.

Dhanusha Dham is one of the popular historical pilgrimages of the world, where Hindu pilgrims come during many festivals especially in Makar Festival in February month and so on. It locates 15KM far from Janakpur Dham which supports a lot to attract pilgrims as well as various tourists in the country. Its name and fame is also mentioned in Ramayan (The holy book of Hindu religion). More than 10 Lakh pilgrims (surveyed by MWT) visit Janakpur Dham per year. People come to Janakpur Dham and visit one and only Janaki Temple. Lack of tourist spots make the pilgrims to quit the city within hours though they want to spend more time in the birth place of Goddess Sita. Development of Dhanushadham Protection Forest as Biological Unit will attract international tourists in addition to natives which will automatically develop the area giving job opportunities for localites in and around the Biological Unit.

This project is an effort to raise the prevalent awareness among the society towards natural resources and wildlife conservation by providing them a sustainable livelihood options and sensitization of various stakeholders to participate in the process of upgrading the status of natural environment in Dhanusha district there by upgrading tourist spot of the nation, which can directly increase the economic wealth of Nepal.