A district level interaction was held in Nilkandha municipality, Dhading on 24 March 2017 about the inter-relation between the threatened wildlife and eco-tourism. Mrs. Tulshi Laxmi Suwal, President and pangolin researcher from Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF) presented her study on pangolins in Nepal. She also shared about the possibilities of development of biodiversity rich area as a model of conservation and promote sustainable ecotourism with exploration of the area with further scientific researches. She stressed this could further support enhancement of livelihood of locals through eco-tourism. Mr. Sudeep Bhandari from Nature Conservation Initiative Nepal (NCI Nepal) shared the importance, present status, need of conservation of Red panda in Nepal. In the program, the conservationist of the district, Mr. Bhumiraman Nepal of Nilkantha-2, Dhading, was felicitated for his continuous active participation in conservation of the forest and the environment. The conservation program for pangolins and Red panda in Dhading was initiated by Top-Hill Area Conservation Campaigh-Nepal (TOCON) with support from Dhading municipality and District Development Committee, Dhading.


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