July 13, 2016 03:00 AM NPT
BANEPA, July 13: A conservation effort targeting the endangered wetland areas in Kavrepalanchowk is being undertaken in coordination between the Community Forest Consumer Group and District Forest Office.
The creation of artificial ponds within the wetland areas of Hile-Jaljale community forest will fulfil the need for water for the biodiversity found in the jungle as well as humans, said Prem Khanal, Forest Official at the District Forest Office, Kavrepalanchowk.
Hile Jaljale Community Forest Consumer Group Chairman, Ved Prasad Ghimire, shared the possibility of building as many as ten ponds in a forest area covering four hectares of land.
He added that building the ponds would address the necessity for the biodiversity as well as provide needed water for irrigation purposes for humans.
The Forest Office is pressing for conserving the wetland as part of 'Forest Decade Programme' of the fiscal year 2072-73 BS.
There are a total of 150 wetlands in Bhimkhori, Shirambhote, Ugrachandinala and Tukuchanala among other VDCs of the district.