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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.

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!!!