IOF students go on two-week educational tour
With an aim to gain practical knowledge about forests and implement the new practices and technologies in the local level, the Institute of Forestry (IoF), Pokhara organized a tour from November 19 for the students for the students studying in BSc IIIrd year at IoF.
Eighty students participated in the tour that lasted two weeks through the western region of Nepal and at the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India. During the tour, students observed the scientific management of forest at Lumbini Collaborative Forest and park management systems in Bardiya National Park and Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. Student enjoyed jungle safari too in the Bardiya National Park.
The students learned that Bardiya National Park is the largest protected area in the terai region with an area of 968 sq-km providing habitat for 50 Bengal Tigers (Panthera tigris tigris ). The students also got a chance to visit the Century Pulp and Paper Industry at Haldwani and Wildlife Institute of India (WII) at Dehradun.
Other sites they visited were Eucalyptus and Poplar plantation sites and agroforestry farms around Haldwani, forest nurseries in Haldwani and FRI and various forest museums and divisions in FRI.
As published in the Himalayan Times; The Student Reporter Column; [2014, December 17, Wednesday]