The two-day regional seminar on health science of tigers, Asian rhinos and elephants concluded on Tuesday in Sauraha, Chitwan, issued a nine-point declaration in relation to the protection and conservation of wildlife.
The declaration has called for strategies for wildlife health management and their implementation, incorporating wildlife health management in university curriculum, the care of wild animals, establishing a well-equipped wildlife hospital in the Chitwan National Park and initiations to attract youths to the wildlife conservation and health management.
Likewise, the seminar also agreed to set up different departments for wildlife health management in the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) and provide opportunities to officials working in wildlife at home and abroad for foreign training and study in the related field.
At the workshop, a paper on elephant was also presented by information officer at the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), Sauraha Baburam Lamichhane.
Organized jointly by the AFU, the Department of National Park and Wildlife, the NTNC, and faculties of animal science, wildlife medical and fisheries science of the AFU on February 5, the seminar saw a participation of experts in related field from various 13 countries.
A total of 87 experts from 13 countries including Nepal, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, China, Australia, America and Thailand had participated in the seminar. Senior veterinarian of Chitwan National Park, Dr Kamal Gaire, said that mainly the experience was shared regarding work progress achieved on the health and management sector of wildlife in 13 countries.
A total of 33 working papers were presented in the seminar.