Bird and biodiversity conservation learning center in Ranibari

24th Apr, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, April 24: A bird and biodiversity conservation learning center has been established in the Ranibari Community Forest based in the central part of the capital.

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The center was inaugurated amidst a programme organised here today to mark the establishment day of Bird Conservation Nepal.

On the occasion, BCN's Chair Hari Sharan Kaji Nepal said the Community Forest Users' Group and BCN had an agreement to build a new infrastructure for bird and bio diversity research.

The Ranibari Forest stretching on 6.95 hectares of land was used as a place to conduct Diwali pooja (worship to the ancestral God) by the kings of the Shah dynasty. The forest at Ranibari was turned into a community forest some 16 years ago. Statistics shows that presently it is home to 67 species of birds.