Bis Hazari lake in the buffer zone of Nepal's Royal Chitawan National Park (RCNP) is getting a facelift. Efforts are on to sanitise and beautify the picturesque waterbody. The district development committee (DDC), district tourism development committee and RCNP's buffer zone area management council have joined hands to conserve the lake -- a haven for ornithologists.
The area boasts of 400 species of birds. It also provides a habitat for endangered crocodiles and turtles. "We must restore the lake to its previous state," says J N Thapaliya of DDC. The RCNP is, meanwhile, set to implement short as well as long-term projects for the conservation of the lake.
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