Nepal Today

Friday, June 28, 2013

TOURISTS DEBARRED FROM RED PANDA BREEDING GROUND Kathmandu, 29 June:: The Singhalila National Park here has barred tourists from visiting the park, citing breeding season of the red panda. The park is situated on the Nepal-India border, RSS reports from Ilam.. The park authorities say that the ban will stay on for three months and this measure has been taken as the tourists┬┤ activities and noise in the park could disturb the breeding of red pandas, a threatened species of wildlife. The prohibition will be effective from June 15 to September 15. Tourists have been banned from traveling inside the park from Tumling of Ilam to Phalot of Panchthar district, said Pasang Temba Sherpa, the proprietor of the Sherpa Chalet Hotel at local Sandakpur. India has constructed a trekking route along the Nepal-India border from Manebhanjyang of Pashupatinagar up to the Base Camp of Mt. Kanchanjunga. Hundreds of tourists visiting the area have been facing difficulty due to the ban, according to the local trekking agencies. Nnnn


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