Work to build animal rescue centre starts

Chitwan, September 10

The construction of a wild animal rescue centre has started in Barandabhar Jungle area near Devnagar Range post in Chitwan National Park.

The rescue centre will spread over 16 hectare land for the conservation of disabled, injured and helpless wild animals.

CNP Assistant Conservation Officer Nurendra Aryal said work to erect boundary wall around the area was under way. “Around 400 metres of the wall has been erected,” he added.

Aryal said the government had allocated budget of Rs 50 lakh for construction of the rescue centre in the last fiscal and Rs 30 lakh was allocated this fiscal. “Construction work will be completed soon after the demanded additional budget is sent,” he said.

According to Assistant Conservation Officer Aryal, five feet RCC wall and mess net just above the wall will be constructed in the entire area. He said the disabled, injured and helpless wild animals would be kept in different divisions based on the nature of injuries, in the rescue centre. “Necessary fodder, along with the vet service and care will be managed in the centre,” he said.

Chief Conservation Officer Bed Kumar Dhakal said the rescue centre would play a great role in the conservation of disabled and injured wild animals.