Wildlife seminar issues nine-point declaration

Chitwan, February 7

The two-day regional seminar on health and science of tigers, Asian rhinos and elephants concluded in Sauraha, Chitwan on yesterday, issuing a nine-point declaration on the protection and conservation of wildlife.

The declaration calls for strategic wildlife health management and their implementation and establishment of a well-equipped wildlife hospital in Chitwan National Park to attract youths to  wildlife conservation and health management.

Likewise, the seminar also agreed to set up different departments for wildlife health management in the Agriculture and Forestry University and provide opportunities to officials working in the wildlife sector from home and abroad for training and study in the related field.

On the occasion, information officer at National Trust for Nature Conservation Baburam Lamichhane presented a paper on elephants.

The seminar was organised jointly by AFU, Department of National Park and Wildlife and NTNC. Wildlife experts from 13 countries participated in the seminar. A total of 87 experts from Nepal, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, China, Australia, America and Thailand, among other countries, participated in the seminar.

Meanwhile, senior veterinarian at Chitwan National Park Dr Kamal Gaire informed that a total of 33 working papers were presented and added that mainly the progress achieved on the health and management of wildlife  in 13 countries was shared.