The two-day regional seminar on health science of tigers, Asian rhinos and elephants in Sauraha, Chitwan concluded with a nine-point declaration detailing protection, conservation of wildlife and building an animal hospital at Chitwan National Park.
The declaration calls for strategies on wildlife health management and their implementation, incorporating wildlife health management in university curriculum, the care of wild animals, establishing a well-equipped wildlife hospital in the Chitwan National Park and initiations to attract youth to wildlife conservation and health management.
Eighty-seven experts from 13 countries attended the seminar organised jointly by Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), the Department of National Park and Wildlife, the NTNC, and faculties of animal science, wildlife medical and fisheries science of the AFU on February 5.
Experts from Nepal, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, China, Australia, America and Thailand participated in the seminar.
Chitwan National Park Senior Veterinarian Dr Kamal Gaire said, “Experts shared their experiences on the progress achieved on the health and management of wildlife in 13 countries.”
A total of 33 working papers were presented in the seminar.
The seminar agreed to set up different departments for wildlife health management in the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) and provide opportunities
to officials working in wildlife at home and abroad for foreign training and study in related field.
The National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) Information Officer Sauraha Baburam Lamichhane presented a paper on elephant at the workshop.