Jun 132015
 

Jungle in jeopardy: proposed plan for highway and railway

Jungle in jeopardy: proposed plan for highway and railway

It’s one of the most successful conservation initiatives in Asia: the Chitwan National Park! Sure, many tourists go there without seeing a trace of tigers, still calling Chitwan home. But rhinos are a common sight and poaching has become steadily less common, according to conservationists. Indeed, the quiet and unique jungle atmosphere is a treasure of its own! But if the government has it’s way, it won’t remain so for long! The government plans to lead a highway and railway track through the park. Will it happen? It’s not certain, but it just might. We love the jungle of Chitwan – once the biotop of most of Terai – so we have signed a petition against the project. Or is the encroachment on the reserve worth the income and employment that a highway and railway might create? Well, guess it all depends…

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