CNP launches one minute conservation campaignIn its bid to make the public aware about wildlife conservation, the Chitwan National Park (CNP) has launched a campaign dubbed “One Minute for Conservation”.
In its bid to make the public aware about wildlife conservation, the Chitwan National Park (CNP) has launched a campaign dubbed “One Minute for Conservation”.
Starting Monday, the CNP employees were mobilised in Tikauli area along the East-West Highway tasked with a mission of stopping the passing vehicles and teaching their drivers and passengers about wildlife conservation all within one minute window as the campaign’s name suggests.
The campaign will last for one week.
The CNP came up with the campaign after the increase in incidents of wildlife deaths caused by vehicles, particularly in Barandabhar area, said CNP Chief Conservation Officer Ram Chandra Kandel.
The other objectives of the campaign is to discourage the passengers from chucking leftover food and snacks from moving vehicles, because we have had cases of animals getting sick after consuming food items that were thrown by passengers on roadsides.
The CNP has also installed 10 closed-circuit cameras along the highway section to monitor the movement of wildlife as well as vehicles.
The campaign is supported by District Forest Office, District Administration Office and local forestry consumers’ groups.