It’s really a proud moment to get the opportunity to welcome major policymakers of Province No.-2 to Mithila Wildlife Trust office in Janakpurdham. An in-depth discussion was done on the overview, opportunities, and threats to the wildlife of Province No.-2 with Dr. Ram Chandra Kandel, Honorable Secretary, Most senior Forestry expert and Environment Division Chief, Mr. Nand Lal Ray Yadav, and Coordinator to wildlife conservation initiatives in Province and AFO Sujit Kumar Jha and Planning Division Chief from Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, and Mr. Jagarnath Jaysawal, Directory, Provincial Forestry Directorate, Province No.-2.
The entire Mithila Wildlife Trust family is grateful to all the respective personalities and leaders to forest and wildlife conservation activities in Nepal for the opportunity to welcome you all to our office. And, for always being there to motivate the conservation enthusiasts.
The whole discussion was concentrated on the hotspots and strategic locations within Province No.-2. Mr. Dev Narayan Mandal, Chairman, Mithila Wildlife Trust presented the present scenario and future perspective of wildlife conservation in the province. Honorable secretary committed to lobbying at ministry level on the discussed strategies where Forestry Director shared the opportunities of basketing for implementation of the activities. Mr. Aaditya Pal, Wildlife Research Officer, and Mr. Ganesh Sah, Research Assistant and Research Assistant shared their experience on the opportunities related to birds and reptiles. Mr. Chandan Thakur, Aadarsh Mishra, and other team members managed the technical management during the meeting.
Some of the major points included in the discussion were present threat to the wildlife in the province, the status of the wildlife corridor between Parsa National Park (PNP) to Koshi Tapu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) in the province, human-wildlife conflict, and poaching of wildlife in the province, opportunity and challenges to corridor restoration, a site visit to biological hotspot within the province, landscape-level corridor restoration in the province, encouragement and motivation to the active Community Forest User Groups, possibilities of underpass construction at some vulnerable wildlife crossings and alternatives to the corridor to protect existing forest and wildlife within the province.
The discussion will definitely guide us to prepare a strategic guideline for all forest and wildlife lovers.
We are grateful once again for the encouraging words of all respected personalities.