relationship with the local people in their efforts to conserve their wildlife and environment that will benefit all -- including our Zoo visitors who will thus learn about the plight of the Greater One-Horned Rhino and what Denver Zoo is doing to conserve this species.
October 16, 2010
Together we traveled up to the northwest part of the Terai, and spent four days in Bardia National Park. This is an important biological hotspot in Nepal, and a future site for rhino translocation plans. We got to see 30 wild elephant cross a river in front of us on one of our jungle walks, and saw many wild gharial crocodiles along the waterways we traversed. We got to speak with local communities about human/animal conflict, and see the solar powered fence that now protects their crops from raiding animals leaving the park boundaries. Many towers align the fields adjacent to the park to provide visual access at night for the people to protect their food and families.