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Tourist arrivals in BNP up by 42 per cent

Rastriya Samachar Samiti
One-horned rhino at the Bardiya National Park

A one-horned rhinoceros, along with its newly born calf, grazes in the field of Guthi area in Babai Valley on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. The rhino was translocated to the Bardiya National Park from the Chitwan National Park on March 5, 2016. Photo: RSS

Bardiya, October 23

With 1,221 tourists visiting Bardiya National Park in the first three months of this fiscal, the number of tourists in the area has increased by 42 per cent as compared to the corresponding period last year.

Statistics provided by the park, showed of the total tourists visiting the park in the first three months of the current fiscal, 809 were domestic tourists and 403 from the other countries, including South Asian countries. Last year, the BNP had seen a total of 710 tourists, 431 domestic and 279 from other countries, said Chief Conservation Officer at BNP Ramesh Kumar Thapa.

The rise in the number of visitors is attributed to the dissemination of the positive message of the increased population of tigers, rhinos, and other wild animals in the park, Thapa said.

A version of this article appears in print on October 24, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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