Monks witness increasing trend of bird poaching in Phajoding
In one such incident, monks from the monastery recently found a dead Monal Pheasant that was snared by poachers. According to the 1995 Forest and Conservation Act, snaring is illegal.
The Himalayan Monal Pheasant is the national bird of Nepal and the state bird of Uttarakhand. The Himalayan Monal is found in Eastern Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, India, Southern Tibet and Bhutan.