Tiger census commences in Nawalparasi

NAWALPARASI: The counting of tigers in the community forests of east Nawalparasi has begun as part of the tiger census from today.

The counting was taken forward in the community forests with the installation of camera trapping technology with the joint efforts of National Trust of Nature Conservation (NTNC), National Park, Hariyo Ban, and other organisations.

Team of technicians has been deployed in Thumsi community forest of Gaindakot, Pithauli of Kawasoti, Tamaspur and Chormara of Madhyabindu, and Dumkibasi of Binayitribeni areas with the equipment of camera trapping.

Homnath Pandey, Secretariat member of the Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN) of Nawalparasi district said that the census of tigers was initiated by the technical team.

Ram Kumar Aryal, Acting Chief of Bio-Diversity Conservation Centre at Sauraha, Chitwan added that at least 70 cameras would be installed in 70 locations of the national park, buffer zones and community forest.

Similarly, elephants would be used in case it was needed.