If everything goes as planned, the picturesque Jagadishpur lake, a Ramsar wetland site in Kapilvastu district, will soon be declared Nepal’s second bird sanctuary.
Conservationists and authorities concerned have been lobbying to declare the wetland as a bird sanctuary to conserve rarefied birds and promote bird tourism in the country.
The division forest office in Kapilvastu has started the due process to make Jagadishpur lake a bird sanctuary after some forest, environment and eco-tourism experts recommended that the lake is ideal to be remodelled as a bird sanctuary. A team of experts, including Bishwanath Oli and Ganeshraj Joshi, studied the lake recently and submitted a report.
“Letters have been dispatched to get inter-ministerial consensus to declare Jagadishpur lake as a bird sanctuary,” said Narayan Dev Bhattarai, chief of the forest management, planning and monitoring division, under the Ministry of Forest, Environment and Soil…