PM Deuba stresses on the need to protect habitats of tigers

Published On: July 29, 2022 02:41 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 29: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the tiger, which is a unique and rare wild animal of nature, is important from the economic, social, cultural, environmental and tourism point of view.

Addressing a function organized by the National Tiger Conservation Committee Nepal on the occasion of World Tiger Day on Friday, Prime Minister Deuba called for the conservation of tigers for a cleaner environment. Mentioning that Nepal is one of the few countries in the world where tigers can be found, Prime Minister Deuba said that economic earnings will increase through tourism activities through the conservation of tigers.

"I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who have contributed to meet the goals of the ambitious plan of the 2010 conference held in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is time to be aware of this as there is not enough food and variance area for tigers and the tigers enter human settlements and cause tragedies. There has been a debate on whether tigers are more important than citizens,” he said.

Prime Minister Deuba said that it is necessary to improve the livelihood of the local people by managing the habitat of tigers. He said that more studies and research are needed to end the challenges of tiger conservation. Prime Minister Deuba also said that it is necessary to protect the settlements around the protected area.

He directed the relevant agencies including the ministry to prepare to face the challenges of conservation as tiger skins, bones, etc. can be poached. He opined that staff increase, capacity building, and coordination with international aid organizations are necessary for tiger conservation. Recently, Prime Minister Deuba expressed his belief that since the government has issued guidelines for wildlife-friendly infrastructure, it will work accordingly.


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