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Tree Planting Update


In 2017, Mithila Wildlife Trust, with local partners, planted over 56,000 trees in the North West section of the protected forest.



Prior to 2013, this area suffered from significant overgrazing, and trees being cut down for firewood. There were nearly no trees left in the area, little grass/foliage growth, and wildlife was scarce.

2013 photos show little growth in North West section:grazing_2013


Since then, Mithila Wildlife Trust has sectioned off this part of the forest to stop livestock grazing and planted over 56,000 trees. What a big difference!



As you see in the photos of the planted seedlings and a maturing section, they have been growing well!





local_cutting_grass_2018It is important the forest continue to provide for the local villages. Shown here, they are cutting the grass to collect for their livestock to eat outside of the forestplantation_behind_fence_2018.


The fence has been built in sections to ensure animals do not eat the newly planted trees while they are young.



What is Next?

In June 2018, tree planting will begin in the Northeast section of the forest. While this section has been in recovery since it was made illegal to graze in the forest since May 2016, additional intervention is required to stimulate tree growth.

Community Tree Nursery Program

As part of Mithila Wildlife Trust’s mandate, we educate others about the importance of environmental conservation and wildlife protection.
While we continue to visit lots of villages and schools (almost 1 per week!), one community project we are excited about is our Tree Nursery Program!
At the Dhanushadham Protected Forest we have an ongoing tree nursery. We give tree saplings to anyone who asks for a tree and plant the saplings in the Protected Forest as well, just prior to the monsoon season.
Local members of the community help with the maintenance and upkeep of the tree saplings.
If you want to get a tree, or just want to help out, please come to the Dhanushadham Protected Forest!

tree nursery

Rescued injured Dumeril’s Black Headed Snake (Sybynophis subpunctatus)

Today evening MWT team rescued again a rare species of snake called Dumeril’ Black Headed Snake (Sibynophis subpunctactus) which was seriously injured by the villagers. They call this non-

Second wound of his body.

Second wound of his body.

Wound made by villagers to wipe off him from village.

Wound made by villagers to wipe off him from village.

venomous snake as young one of Cobra, and trying to kill. As our team reached on time, this live was able to rescue from that villagers. As there are two wounds on the body, we were not able to release him in the forest. Mavish added, without healing clearly, it is just like killing him. Once a wound hapens to this creatures, chances of germination of worms from flies eggs are more which can cause the death of the same. So only when the wound is healed, we will be releasing him in its habitat.We are taking care of him in our office in a separate enclosure.

In Mavish's hand, when taken to treatement.

In Mavish’s hand, when taken to treatement.

Rescuing from Mithileshwar village.

Rescuing from Mithileshwar village.

Started Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Project.

Initial survey report of ten days shows an positive result for the new project initiated by  MWT Herpetologist Mr. Mavish and his research team. Almost all the  houses of Dhanusha village of Nepal  shows one or two snake bites in last two year. The common snakes, peoples encountered was Cobra and Krait (Poisonous), Rat snake, Wolf snake, Water snake, Striped Keelback, Vine snake, Pythons, etc. Villagers kills all these speechless creatures without any humanity, as thinking of poisonous ones. They are unaware of importance of these creature in our environment, even though they are the friends of farmer.  In addition our herpetologist added that, every one of these area want us to rescue those creatures on time,  delay of a minute or two because of traffic   pretend villagers to wipe off these speechless ones from the earth. If this attitude of human being continues, it is sure that number of reptile species is giong to vanish from earth in no time. Here comes the importance of rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife team.

MWT Research team in the field Suvin (Biologist-Trainee), Santhosh & Mukesh (Social Mobiliser)

MWT Research team in the field Suvin (Biologist-Trainee), Santhosh & Mukesh (Social Mobiliser)