January 18, 2017 12:10 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 18: With an objective to share knowledge and increase management planning capacity for snow leopard range countries, a two-day workshop 'Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP) has kicked off in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
Representatives of all 12 snow leopard range countries are participating in the workshop, where they are holding review on country-wise progress, with highlights on challenges in the fields. The discussions on challenges include climate smarting, mapping, expanding habitats, strategic planning, fund mobilization, and the way ahead.
The workshop has brought together technical experts, facilitators, representatives of partner organization and senior government officials from Nepal, including Minister for Forests and Soil Conservation Shankar Bhandari and State Minister Drigha Raj Bhat. They all reaffirmed their commitment for snow-leopard conservations on the first day of the workshop.