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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.

Forest Campaign conducted by MWT Team

Forest Campaign by MWT Team

Forest Campaign by MWT Team

MWT chairman, Mr. Dev Narayan Mandal explaining the importance of forest and biodiversity to forest officials, local communities and politicians of buffer zone, Dhanushadham Protected Forest. He explained the after effects of deforestation which leads to climate change and water scarcity of the area. He added his words to stop/bane pilling of bark from the trees which diminishes the forest cover of Dhanushadham Protected Forest.

Carrying Arms, Instruments and Weapons inside Dhanushadham Protected Forest is strictly prohibited.

Carrying Instruments inside Dhanushadham Protected Forest is strictly prohibitted

 

Range Forest Officer at Dhanushadham Protected Forest, Mr. Shankar Narayan Jha arranged a conference inside the forest in presence of Local Community members, youth, teacher, political parties, Administrative Department, Mithila Wildlife Trust members and other stakeholders on 24.01.2014 (10.10.2070 B.S.) and announced that today onward carrying carry Arms, Instruments and Weapons like Axe (Banchro), Spade (Kodalo), Sickle (Hansiya), Khurpi etc. will be strictly prohibited.

All the members present in the conference, promised and signed the minuting which clearly mentions that the instruments found inside forest will be seized by Forest Department and none of them will be influencing or forcing the Forest Department to release the seized instruments.

As per survey conducted by Mithila Wildlife Trust, the forest has lost its equilibrium within 7-10 years. Tree Bark of 90% adult tree has been removed by the heavy population of surrounding villages. Firing the forest, cutting down the trees illegally to fulfill their need of firewood, illegal sand mining and overgrazing are some of the main causes which has made this pathetic condition of the forest.

The action taken by Forest Department is quite impressive. It will definitely support to protect the diminishing forest, which is the only patch of forest remaining in Terai region of Dhanusha district.