Blackbuck translocation to Chitwan being studied


The process of translocating blackbucks to Chitwan district, a famous tourist destination, is under way.

A committee formed by the government under the leadership of ecologist at the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation, Hari Bhadra Acharya, carried out a study on the management of the animal at Tikauli area in Ratnanagar Municipality.

The committee consists of representatives of the Division Forest Office, local community forest, the municipality and the National Trust for Nature Conservation and assistant ecologist at the Department Hem Raj Acharya.

The team worked on preparing a report and efforts were under way to submit the report within this week, said coordinator Hari Bhadra.

A detailed study will be done on the number of blackbucks to be brought and the total expenditure on management of the animal.

At least 20 hectares land could be allocated for the animal, it is estimated. The animal will be translocated from Khairapur or Shuklaphanta.

Translocation of the animal will play an important role in species diversification and offspring conservation, tourism promotion and utilisation of unused lands, he said.

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