BAJURA: Though the government declared conservation area to Badimalika region of Bajura district last year, the implementation part of the government announcement is not so encouraging.
Badimalika is one of the famous religious and tourist destinations in the far-west region. A grand fair is organised every year just a day before Janai Purnima in Badimalika.
The locals were hopeful that this area would get publicity at national and international level after the announcement as a conservation area.
"We are disappointed as the government has not started any activity," civil society leader Dirgharaj Padhyay said.
The locals had demanded the government declare conservation area to Badimalika in order to preserve natural and cultural heritages of the region.
"This area would be developed in natural and religious aspects too if the conservation project was implemented," District President of Federation of Community Forestry Nepal Sher Bahadur Shahi said.
Likewise, District Forest Officer Dayaram Paudel said that this area could be an attractive destination to domestic and international tourists.
Bajura is one of the 18 rich districts in bio-diversity in the country. Trekkers can reach Badimalika after three-day-long trekking from the district headquarters, Martadi.
This region is also a habitat for deer, snow leopard, snow bear, Nayar and other wildlife. Similarly, hundreds of species of flowers blossom in the area. Likewise, various valuable and endangered species of herbs are also found in the region.