Print Edition - 2018-12-27 | News
‘Biodiversity loss a threat to human existence’
Dec 27, 2018-
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said loss of biodiversity would pose a threat to the entire human existence.
Inaugurating the 15th Chitwan Elephant Festival amidst a ceremony today, the President called for all-side efforts to save biodiversity from the impacts of climate change. “The entire human existence will come under threat if we fail to conserve biodiversity,” said the President insisting on the need for keeping natural resources safe for the future generation.
“It will never be justifiable to harm wildlife and nature. In the name of addressing people’s unlimited desires, we are threatening biodiversity,” she said. Flowing rivers here have a significant role in conserving Chitwan National Park’s biodiversity, the President said, calling for further protection and promotion of sites on the Ramsar site list.
She also shared her views on promoting domestic tourism through the development of eco-friendly infrastructure in the context of Nepal Visit Year 2020.
According to Bhandari, the sustainable development of eco-tourism is essential, and production of educational human resources accordingly is necessary. The President further expressed her full confidence that the tourism industry could contribute to the government efforts at fulfilling the commitments of a prosperous Nepal.
The Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, Province 3 Chief Minister Dormani Poudel and Ratnanagar municipality mayor Narayan Ban were also present at the occasion. The festival will run until December 30.
Published: 27-12-2018 08:07