Rs 7.8 million allocated for conserving endangered Red Panda in Ilam

ILAM: Sandakpur Rural Municipality in Ilam district has signed a contract of Rs 7.8 million for the conservation of endangered Red Panda.

The wildlife species is to be managed in around 200 ropani land at Maipatal of Sulubung in Sandakpur.

Maipatal is a popular area for Red Pandas. Sandakpur Rural Municipality is carrying out conservation of the rare wildlife in collaboration with the Red Panda Network. The rural municipality has engaged a contractor for creating an environment suitable for the management and protection of Red Pandas in the area.

According to Giriraj Khanal, spokesperson of the rural municipality, arrangement of caretaker will also be made for the management and protection of the wildlife. Big trees will be cut down for enabling protective environment for the Red Panda. “Saplings of local species, however, will be planted,” he added.

The rural municipality has also prepared necessary structures for the management of the endangered species.

Meanwhile, the rural municipality has developed a plan to plant saplings of various species in 700 ropani land at Jauwari for the management of the animal. The plantation drive has been put in place for conservation of wildlife as well as the protection of wildlife route.