Nepal Burns Stockpile
On 22nd May 2017, coinciding with International Biodiversity Day, Nepal burnt its second stockpile of wildlife parts. This took place at the headquarters of the Chitwan National Park in Kasara. The first stockpile was torched 20 years ago.
More than 4,800 wildlife parts were set on fire on Monday. The parts belonged to 48 species of wildlife. The burning of the stockpile symbolises Nepal’s commitment to fighting illegal wildlife trade and poaching, Maheshwar Dhakal from the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation tells Onward Nepal.
John E. Scanion, Secretary-General, CITES
We know that Nepal ‘walks the talk’. Its proud record speaks for itself. And the strong measures being taken in Nepal not only benefits its extraordinary wildlife. They are ensuring personal security, providing local jobs and community development, and supporting well-managed wildlife based tourism, and along with it the national economy.