Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (Nepal)

The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation is a government agency of Nepal and one of five Departments of the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation[3]. It is assigned with the responsibilities of conserving the Wildlife of Nepal. It is furthermore responsible for managing the Protected areas of Nepal, including national parks and conservation areas. The Department is also part of the REDD+ Group.[4]

Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation[1]
राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज तथा वन्यजन्तु संरक्षण विभाग
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Agency overview
Formed1980[2]
Jurisdiction   Nepal
HeadquartersBabar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Annual budgetNPR 215,155,000[2]
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Man Bahadur Khadka, Director General
Parent agencyMinistry of Forests and Environment , Government of Nepal
Websitehttp://www.dnpwc.gov.np/

DutiesEdit

Additional to conserving flora and fauna in Nepal and managing national parks, the Department of National Parks and Wild Life Conservation also supports people living within the boundaries of those parks as well as their buffer zones and promotes ecotourism.[5] The Department also carries out surveys including annual censuses of endangered species, such as the Bengal tiger.[6][7] Furthermore, the Department creates revenue from film shooting in national parks and conservation areas.[8]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DNPWC - Department of National Parks and Wild Life Conservation". Government of Nepal. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b Annual Report 2008-2009. Kathmandu, Nepal: Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation". Government of Nepal. Archived from the original on 27 October 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (Nepal)". The REDD Desk. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Objectives of DNPWC". Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  6. ^ Annapurna Conservation Area: Template:Date=Feb 2019 Annapurna conservation, Nepal. Annapurna Conservation Area
  7. ^ "Tiger population count starts in national parks, wildlife reserves". Setopati. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Govt earns over Rs 2.5mln from film shooting in nat'l parks, wildlife reserves". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 26 October 2017.