CHITWAN — The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has seen an incensement in the number of gaurs, locally known as Gauri Gai (Bos Gaurus), the protected wildlife species.
The number of Gaurigai soared to 368 from 312 in the past five years, CNP assistant conservation and information officer, Nurendra Aryal said.
The CNP recently carried out the headcount of this protected wildlife after five year in a bid to work out a new strategy for its conservation.
He said that of the number, 115 are male and 148 female. Likewise, sex of 72 adults is not recognised while 33 are calves.
The census was carried out in Chure area through a head-count methodology by dividing the habitats into 14 areas. A total of 130 CNP employees and technicians and 24 tamed elephants were deployed for this.
CNP Chief Conservation Officer Ram Chandra Kandel attributed well-managed habitat to the increment in the number of this wildlife species.
He said that the wild animals prefer to live in dry elevated area and Chure region.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.