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Bio-corridor for conservation of endangered tigers
Jun 22, 2015-
A forestland that had once suffered encroachment has now been conserved as bio-corridor at Shivapur VDC in the district.
The District Forest Office (DFO) has conserved the forestland spread over a large area which shares border with India keeping in view the movement of endangered Bengal tiger. With a budget of about Rs 200,000, the DFO has installed a barbed-wire fence of about 500 metres in length at Banaksabasa area in the VDC.
In its bid to conserve the endangered big cats, the DFO also evacuated landless squatters who had encroached upon the forestland and erected huts.
A large area from the Arra river in Shravati district of India to Ramuwadaha Banaksabasa in Chure through Jodamhuwa and Kalyankpt in Nepal has recently been declared tiger corridor.
District Forest Officer Rakesh Karna said that the bio-corridor has been made chiefly for the conservation of tiger as per the government’s policy to double the population of the endangered big cats by the year 2022.
Published: 23-06-2015 08:09