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Prez: Step up efforts for nature conservation

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Geneva
President Bhandari says projects are being implemented to mitigate impact from landslides and flooding

Jun 18, 2017-President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called on the international organisations working for nature conservation to make an effort in minimising damages caused by earthquakes and other forms of natural disasters in countries like Nepal. 

Interacting with experts during her visit at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) headquarters on Friday, the President pointed out that Nepali people would move ahead by adorning the Earth, not by destroying it. 

She also told the gathering that the tiger population was burgeoning in Nepal, while underscoring the government’s plans and policies for expanding the conservation areas. 

Projects are being implemented to mitigate impact from landslides and flooding, the President said, adding that Chure Conservation Area has been made a national pride project. 

Nepal’s natural beauty is part of the world heritage, President Bhandari said, calling for necessary support from all in its conservation. 

On the occasion, experts briefed the visiting Nepali President on IUCN run projects and activities in relation to protecting Nepal’s tiger population, natural heritages, conserving the sloping landscapes, expansion of the national parks, development of international and regional relations in conserving the environment and development of natural structure. 

The IUCN has been providing public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation. 

Established in 1948, the union boasts the world’s largest and most environmental network, harnessing the experience, resources and reach of around 1,300 governmental and non-governmental organisations. Around 16,000 scientists and experts are currently working with the IUCN. 

Nepali Ambassador to Switzerland and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Deepak Dhital, Secretary at the Foreign Ministry Shanker Das Bairagi, President’s Personal Secretary Dr Bimala Poudel Rai and Foreign Ministry Spokesperson and Joint Secretary and head of the Ministry’s United Nations, International Organizations and International Law Division Bharat Raj Paudyal, accompanied the President during her visit to the IUCN headquarters.

Published: 18-06-2017 08:46

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