April 21 , 2016
Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) participated in the 21st Wildlife Conservation Week and 4th Langtang Tourism and Conservation Festival that concluded in Dhunche of Rasuwa on April 19.
TAAN Executive Member and Coordinator of TIMS Department Taranath Sharma 'Dinesh' represented TAAN in the delegation.
The main objective of the festival was red panda conservation.
The festival was organized jointly by District Development Office, Rasuwa and Langtang National Park. Similarly, Lantang Conservation Concern Society (LACCos) was the coordinator of the event which was support by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal.
Speaking at the program, Lamichhane said TAAN was committed to work for development and conservation of Langtang National Park and surrounding areas. "We are launching a program to rebuild trekking trail up to Kyanjin Monastery. For this, we have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to spend Rs 13 million," Lamichhane said, adding: "We will start trail rebuilding works in coordination with DDC Rasuwa, Langtang National Park, and local stakeholders."
He further added that TAAN was preparing to organized 'Langtang Marathon' on May 29 to spread the message all over the world that Langtang is now ready to host foreign tourists.
Other speakers at the event underlined the need to rebuild Langtang Region as soon as possible, build necessary infrastructures to facilitate trade between Nepal and China through Rasuwagadhi, and conserve flora and fauna of the area.
TAAN had made financial support of Rs 150,000 to the event.
Among others, the festival showcased stalls which demonstrated wildlife and environment conservation efforts of local stakeholders. Similarly, a friendly volleyball match between teams led by Member of Parliament Chewang Tenzing Lama and Rasuwa Chief District Office Krishna Prasad Adhikari was the other attraction of the event.
TAAN has been participating in the event for the past few years.