Livestock Insurance programme to save snow leopard

Dolpa, Dec 9: Livestock Insurance Programme has been implemented to save rare animal, snow leopard.

The Livestock Insurance Programme has been implemented at the settlements located near Shey-Phoksundo National Park and buffer zone for the first time targeting the farmers involved in animal husbandry.

According to the Park, the programme has been implemented to conserve snow leopard by decreasing farmer’s conflict towards snow leopard lessening casualties of domestic animals from wildlife including snow leopard and wolf.

A four-day training was imparted to farmers at Dunai to make a clear concept of livestock insurance among local farmers as animal husbandry is their main income source. Officiating Chief Conservation Officer at the Park, Sarojmani Poudel, said that the livestock insurance programme has been implemented for the first time to save the snow leopard as Shey-Phoksundo National Park is the habitat of snow leopard.
The main objective of the programme is to prevent farmers from killing wild animals in aggression once wildlife make any casualties to domestic animals like yak, sheep of farmers involved in commercial animal husbandry, according to the Park.

The Livestock Insurance Programme of Rs 1 million is going to be implemented at Dolphu of Mugu under Snow Leopard and Prey Species Conservation Programme launched at Shey-Phoksundo National Park and Buffer Zone at the grant of World Wildlife Fund.
Shey-Phoksundo National parks covers the parts of Dolpa and Mugu districts.

RTI, required condition for human rights: Minister Gurung

Minister for Communications and Information Technology Parbat Gurung has said the government has focused on the enhancement of information technology so as to ensure human rights are protected.

Speaking at a virtual programme organised on the occasion of 72nd International Human Rights Day here today, the Communications Minister shared the expansion of internet service to villages was taking place with priority to make people informed.

‘’The Right to Information is a necessary condition for guaranteeing human rights and rights activists and media persons’ role is significant to promote this’’, he added.

On a different note, Minister Gurung, also the government’s Spokesperson, assured that the government was at work to ensure required provisions for making available a COVID-19 vaccine to the people soon.

The government was aware that people should not be left to be disappointed, and they should feel that they be totally involved in the nation building campaign, and it was working for the same, he said.

He expected rights activists to be always lending their support to such campaign.

All parties should stand together to get back its own land: leader Baidya

General Secretary of the Nepal Communist Party (Revolutionary), Mohan Baidya, has expressed the view that nationality, democracy and federalism are in crisis in the country.

In a news conference organised by Revolutionary Journalist Federation, Province 1, at Gaighat this morning, leader Baidya said that people are now disappointed due to increasing unemployment, ongoing row in the ruling party and financial crunch due to coronavirus.

On a different note, General Secretary Baidya stressed that all political parties and people should be united to get its own land back.
He opined that the existing problem would get an outlet and the country would move ahead towards prosperity only if true revolutionary forces within all parties stand together.

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