Nepalese demand better environmental policies

This video is called Nepal and Nature.

From WWF:

Students press Nepalese president on environment

08 Dec 2008

Kathmandu, Nepal – Students in Nepal delivered over 126,000 signatures to the country’s president, Dr Ram Baran Yadav, urging him to include environmental laws in the constitution.

The signatures, collected by students from the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve Buffer Zone in western Nepal, were presented on 601 metres of cloth, representing the 601 assembly members who are currently drafting a new constitution for Nepal after the country was declared a federal democratic republic earlier this year.

“Nepal is now poised for a major socio-political and economic change after decades of conflict and injustice,” said President Yadav.

“The impacts of years of neglect, disregard and exploitation of natural resources have created tremendous pressures and imbalance in our fragile ecological systems. The time has now come to join hands in working towards correcting it.”

The students also handed over a 12-point appeal to the president, which asks all political parties to commit to biodiversity conservation, particularly increased protection for endangered species such as rhinos and tigers.

In addition, the appeal asks the government to take initiatives that would see Nepal build a tri-national agreement with India and China to control illegal wildlife trade across their shared borders.

The signature campaign was coordinated by the Shuklaphanta Eco Network (SEN). Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ was among the signatories.

Rhinos translocated and released in Manas National Park – Rhinos poached in Nepal and South Africa: here.

Jamuary 2011. For only the second time in India’s history, two female Indian rhinos, an adult female and a juvenile, have been successfully translocated from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to Manas National Park in Assam; The two females join two males that were moved to Manas in 2008. Translocating the rhinos will help create a viable population of this vulnerable species that has recovered from fewer than 200 animals in the early 1990s to more than 2,800 today: here.

2 thoughts on “Nepalese demand better environmental policies

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    We should say honestly that there is a difference of opinion on how to
    accomplish the Nepalese Revolution. Mainly, the difference of opinion is
    about the party line, political program and tactics in our party. This
    clearly justifies that a serious u-turn has occurred before the Nepalese
    Revolution. The responsibility of carrying the revolution ahead
    successfully has fallen upon the shoulders of the revolutionary
    communists of Nepal and the revolutionary communists of the world. We
    all should direct our attention to it.

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