WWF supports Government of Nepal for biodiversity conservation
Dr K. C. Poudel, DG – Department of Forests and Mr. Anil Manandhar , CR – WWF Nepal shake hands after signing the grant agreement.
Kathmandu, Nepal – WWF Nepal signed a grant agreement with Government of Nepal's Department of Forests (DoF) and Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) on 14 July 2009 to support biodiversity conservation and sustainable community development programmes in Terai Arc Landscape (TAL), Langtang National Park and Buffer Zone Support Project (LNPBZ SP), Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) and Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone (SNPBZ) area. The grant amounts NRs. 95,780,875.00.
The grant was handed over by Mr. Anil Manandhar , Country Representative, on behalf of WWF Nepal to Dr. Krishna Chandra Poudel, Director General, DoF and Mr. Gopal Prasad Upadhyay, Director General, DNPWC in presence of DoF, DNPWC and WWF Nepal officials and representatives from Kangchenjunga Conservation Area Management Council and Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone Management Council.
WWF Nepal has been working in the TAL, Kangchenjunga and Sagarmatha region for more than a decade and has been working in Langtang area for the last two years.