Whilst in the West people are trying to go ‘green’, it’s very difficult in Nepal as there aren’t many alternatives for us to conserve our environment. We need to cut the grasslands so the animals can eat. We need to cut down trees for fire to cook our foods. Amidst all the setbacks 16 community forest groups in Chitwan district is to receive $16,000 USD for their contributions to reduce excessive carbon emissions through forest conservation.
Furthermore, another good news is that Chitwan National Park has been successful as poaching has decreased to a record low with only two incidents so far this year compared to 11 in the previous year. CNP records suggest that 148 rhinos have been poached in the last ten years, recent census state that there are just over 500 rhinos in the park.
Pictures used on this post are from my trip to Chitwan in 2009. This year we will be going to Bardia National Park instead of Chitwan. I am praying that I see the endangered Bengal Tiger. 2 WEEKS LEFT TILL I FLY TO KATHMANDU 😀