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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

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!!!

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