Prez inaugurates new biodiversity garden

Published On: September 22, 2016 08:39 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday inaugurated a new Biodiversity Education Garden inside Godavari's National Botanical Garden.

The inauguration of the new biodiversity garden, established through collaboration between Nepal's National Botanical Garden and the UK's Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh, has been timed to coincide with the 200 years of diplomatic relations between Britain and Nepal.

The garden tells the story of 25 plants representing the three main climatic zones in Nepal. The garden is expected to educate over 100,000 students each year about the importance of plant biodiversity, climate change and conservation.

President Bhandari said, “I am confident that the establishment of the garden would play a big role in confronting the negative impact of climate change and concentrating on nature conservation and protection.”

British Ambassador Richard Morris said, “It is great to see the Biodiversity Education Garden open as one part of the celebrations of the bicentenary between the UK and Nepal. It is particularly good that the garden will engage so many young people - given around 100,000 visit each year.

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