Nepal | December 12, 2019

Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve installs electric fence

Himalayan News Service

A view of poor fencing of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in Tapeshwari area of Belaka Municipality in Udayapur district, on December 8, 2017. Herds of wild cattle and elephants inhabiting the KTWR bypass the fence and destroy crops in the region. Photo: Suresh Chaudhary/THT

Gaighat, January 24

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has installed an electric fence to keep locals safe from wild beats.

Earlier, locals from adjoining areas of the wild life reserve were forced to live in fear as wild beasts such as tuskers and buffaloes would attack them, damage crops and destroy their homes.

Belaka Municipality and the wild life reserve have installed electric wires on five kilometre area in Udayapur, three kilometres in Saptari and 12 kilometres in Sunsari at a cost of Rs 24 million.

With electric wire fence, locals have started feeling safe.




A version of this article appears in print on January 25, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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