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Nepal, India plan to run joint operation to control wildlife poaching

ANI | Updated: May 22, 2018 12:49 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 22 (ANI): In order to control wildlife poaching and trafficking of animal parts, Nepal and India are planning to carry out a joint operation.
The operation is to be conducted in Shuklaphanta National Park in Kanchanpur district on Nepal's side and Krishnapur Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh.
This move comes after both the sides realised that the two reserves are contagious to each other.
The chief of National Trust for Nature Conservation, Kanchanpur office, Anil Prasain, said this decision was taken at a joint security meeting held at Haldwani, Uttarakhand, as per Kathmandu Post.
It was decided that there should be a regular surveillance at the border crossings to build a network to share information. It was also agreed that both India and Nepal will conduct joint patrol at bordering forest areas.
According to Kathmandu Post, the two sides also agreed to manage the wildlife corridors at Brahmadev and Laljhadi to ease the movement of animals, particularly elephants. (ANI)

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