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OUTCOME OF CONTINUOUS INTERACTION PROGRAMMES

MWT and DoF has been arranging community interaction programmes in each and every adjoining villages of Dhanushadham Protected Forest since last 3 months.

Interaction Programme in Kisanpur

Interaction Programme in Kisanpur

Interaction Programme in Tejnagar

Interaction Programme in Tejnagar
Interaction Programme in Nausay

Interaction Programme in Nausay

DoF and MWT feels that these programmes have been resulting very well for the protection of the forest. Major agendas of the programmes were:

1. Prohibited zone for carrying arms & instruments in DPF,

2. Grazing in barren area instead of core zone of DPF and to find substitute instead of depending on this diminishing forest,

3. Complete restrictions of illegal tree logging inside DPF,

4. Restrictions in community made fire inside DPF,

5. Land encroachment etc.

Animals grazing outside core zone in DPF

Animals grazing outside core zone in DPF

We are glad to see the positive results of interaction programmes inside DPF.

Illegal tree logging has been completely stopped, grazing has been done outside core zone, depletion in the number of grazing animals, no firing in last 2 and Half month, the greenery inside forest and returning of blue bulls.

Restoration of Greenery in DPF

Restoration of Greenery in DPF

The results of our continuous struggle since the appointment of Mr. Shankar Narayan Jha as Assistant Forest Officer at Dhanushadham Range Forest Office can be seen and felt by any of the person. It is an example of successful awareness programmes.

We have decided to continue such interaction programmes in each and every month in entire Buffer Zone of the forest.

ILLEGALLY LOGGED TREES CEASED IN 48 HOURS FROM A FISH POND BY NFD,MWT & APF

Full teamafter recovering illegal logged trees from fish pond. NFD,MWT & APF

Full teamafter recovering illegal logged trees from fish pond. NFD,MWT & APF

Couple of days back illegal tree logging was identified by Nepal Forest Dept. and MWT team inside the Dhanusha Protected Forest. Thirty feet two Acacia sp. was logged by the poachers during mid night and transported using a tractor. New RFO Mr. Shankarnarayan Jah and other forest officials with the help of MWT team and APF  started restless search for the poachers and the removed trees. Though we were able to arrest a person who was really involved in this case was suppose to release in 24 hours as we didn’t got the removed tree and solid evidence against him.

Uploaded Logged Trees in Tractor after recovering from pond.

Uploaded Logged Trees in Tractor after recovering from pond.

Around 36th hour we were able to collect the information from our informers about the logged  trees and when we reached there with full team, initially we were surprised about the matter, but when MWT  enforcement team and other forest  person searched in the water of nearby pond (Phokri), all the logged tree pieces were hidden inside the water. We removed all pieces from the water and uploaded in a tractor around night 9.30.pm. to DPF office. As the news spread that we recovered all the pieces of logged trees, many of the suspecting poachers vanished from their village.

MWT Enforcement Team, Mr. R.K.Mandal recovering hidden logged trees.

Hidden Logged Trees when exposed.

Hidden Logged Trees when exposed.

 

This is an initiatiative taken by Courageous RFO Mr. Shankarnarayan Jah, MWT, and APF of Dhanusha, which nobody had initiated for last 25 years which made poachers and other peoples to exploit their natural resource in an unmanaged way. This is first time that within 48 hours all the reality of poachers and the incidents comes into public to be cautious in the future. This is really an appreciative work done by Nepal Forest Department , MWT and APF.