Banke National Park, the youngest National Park in Nepal, is recognized by locals as a “Gift to the Earth” for its rich biodiversity and important habitats. Despite of being youngest National Park of Nepal, its tiger population has doubled from 3 to 7 tigers to 2013 to 7 to 11 tigers in 2016. The study was conducted by the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation(DNPWC), WWF Nepal and National Trust for Nature Conservation(NTNC).
Though bringing tiger back to this area was considered impossible, Nepal Government’s commitment towards Tx2 goal has made it possible. Nepal has even made significant step towards successful conservation such as adopting a Zero Poaching approach and moving towards CA|TS scheme.
The Nepal Army is deployed to patrol the park regularly. 21 posts are constructed since 2010 to mark areas to detect poaching activities. Prey based is projected to increase with intensive habitat management, inclusive of >300ha of grassland & 4 wetlands Voluntary relocation of two villagers inside the park to a preferred location was supported by the government of Nepal and has since been converted to productive grasslands. In addition to that, real time smart tool is used for effective law enforcement and conservation activities.
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