Need to ensure safe habitat of wildlife: Minister Acharya

Mahesh-AcharyaBhadrapur, Feb 7: Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Mahesh Acharya has said attention should be paid to ensure the safe habitat of the wildlife to avoid conflict between humans and the wildlife.

Initiating the construction of an electronic fencing in Bahundangi of Jhapa on Friday, Minister Acharya said the fencing is expected to help minimize the conflict between humans and wild elephants in the area and thereby save precious human life and property.

The electronic fencing is being constructed under the community-based human elephant conflict management project of the District Forest Office.

Herds of elephants from across the border in India have been creating havoc and causing loss to human life and property in Bahundangi of Jhapa since the past four decades.

The 18-kilometers long electronic fencing from Jiramle of Ilam to Mechi municipality-10 in Jhapa is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 12 million with support of World Bank and the National Trust for Nature Conservation. It is expected to be completed within the next six months. RSS

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