In the present scenario of climate change and increasing deforestation the environmental issue is becoming severe day by day. It is high time for us all to act upon it and do our part in saving the environment before it’s too late. With the aim to give back to the environment from which we take so much, with the joint effort of Yeti Airlines and equal endeavour of local people, we the Raaika Tours and Treks Pvt. Ltd. introduced Green Far-West Campaign with the important slogan “Green Far-West People’s Participation in Environment Conservation and Tourism”. The campaign aims to:
- Create awareness among the locals about the environment conservation
- Active participation of the locals and tourists in environment conservation
- Introducing itself as an effective mechanism for the reduction of Global Warming
- Providing sound and natural environment for the wildlife
- Developing sustainable environment-friendly tourism
- Conservation of water resources
- Generating direct profit to the local people
- Promote tourism in wild west Nepal
The campaign started in the year 2010. The first year was of a great success wherein plantations were carried out in major districts in Doti, Kailali and Kanchanpur in the foremost lands of government offices like army camps in Doti, Rajpur, community forest- Pritana Community Forest at Rajpur of Doti district, Baskota Community Forest at Malakheti of Kailali district, Hariyali Community Forest at Krishnapur of Kanchanpurddistrict, DhuraSalleri Community Forest at Godawari of Kailali District.
The campaign has been gaining ground in the entire Far-Western Region. Hundreds of locals, members of the community forest user’s groups, journalists, employees of the public officers including security agencies and others have taken part in the tree plantation programme. Since the locals have owned up the campaign, they have dedicated themselves to protecting the saplings as well.
Since 2015 Raaika Tours & Treks has been solely working for the campaign with the active participation of the local community. The company aims to promote conservation of the environment and identify number ways wherein the community can benefit from it. Fruit seedling and medicinal seedling have been planted enabling the locals to derive a long-term benefit. With this campaign, we also hope to promote tourism in the Wild West. This project is a lifetime project and it is an example of how a small contribution can make a big difference.
Generally, trees are planted in the area during the summer season (from June to August). The program is not only beneficial for the locals but also has conveyed a positive message for conservation of wildlife and ecology. Till date, more than 100,000 saplings have been planted and 70% effective result has been observed.
We strongly believe that this campaign has and will be effective in conserving the environment- a growing need in today’s world and also will help in generating source of income for local people which in turn helps in promoting tourism. The greenery campaign is also expected to support the livelihood of the locals as they make money by selling fruits and herbs.
This campaign is being actively carried out till date and will continue to do so. Every year the company aims to plant saplings in the Far- Western Region of Nepal. The region is rich for its breathtaking beauty and we hope to promote tourism sector in this area which is of a vital importance for the overall balanced development of the country. The mission of the campaign is to generate awareness among the local people about the importance of conservation of environment and wildlife and the economic value it provides. We encourage our valued guests to participate in this campaign for contributing to the Green World.
Plantation area in Far-West and no. of saplings Plants:
|S.N||DATE||NAME OF COMMUNITY (forest and place)||Saplings planted|
|1||2067/2010||SAHID SANGHARI COMMUNITY FOREST GETA||3000|
|ARMY pirtanaRAJPUR and regional office premises RajpurDoti||3000|
|BASKOTA COMMUNITY MALAKHETI KAILALI||2000|
|DHURA SALLERI COMMUNITY KhANIDADA KAILALI||2000|
|2||2068/2011||ADARSA COMMUNITY BADAHARA KAILALI||5000|
|BASKOTA COMMUNITY MALAKHETI KAILALI||8000|
|SAHID SANGHARI COMMUNITY FOREST GETA||2000|
|SHANTI community FOREST CHATAKPUR KAILALI||1400|
|HARIYALI COMMUNITY KRISHANAPUR KANCHANPUR||8000|
|SERI COMMUNITY GHUSA DARCHULA||3000|
|MUDEGAON VDC DOTI||1000|
|EKATA MAHILA SAMUHA MALAKHETI||8000|
|CHAITANAPUR COMMUNITY KAILALI||13000|
|JAYA SHANKAR COMMUNITY DAIJI KANCHANPUR||10000|
|3||2069/2012||Sharada Higher secondary School geta||400|
|ADARSA COMMUNITY BADAHARA KAILALI||2500|
|EKATA MAHILA SAMUHA MALAKHETI||6500|
|MUDEGAON VDC DOTI||2500|
|DURGA LAXMI COMMUNITY LAMITAL KAILALI||11500|
|HANUMAN MANDIR GODAWARI||300|
|RADHA KRISHNA SEWA DHAM||350|
|TEGHARI COMMUNITY KAILALI||10000|
|CHETANA COMMUNITY ATTARIA||6000|
|PASTBIT LALIGURAUSHA COMMUNITY ATTARIYA||5500|
|4||2070/2013||GWOSHI GHANTESWOR COMMUNITY MALAKHETI||7500|
|DURGA LAXMI COMMUNITY LAMITAL KAILALI||3500|
|RANIPANTA COMMUNITY CHAUMALA BANBEHADA||5000|
|BINA MA BI CHAUMALA KAILALI||150|
|SURYADAYA COMMUNITY SYAULE BAZAR KAILALI||7500|
|SURYADAYA MA BI BANBEHADA||500|
|MALIKA GANN BARRACK||750|
|SARSWOTI MA BI MALAKHETI CHAUKIDANDA||100|
|Total no of saplings planted||150650|
We are indebted and thank full to the Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Journalist, Students, Government Employee, and Members of the Community Forest, Stake Holders, Yeti Airlines, all the Guest, and our Well Wishers. Without the support of them, the program would not be successful. We salute for the cooperation and coordination throughout the campaign to shape the environment and contributing to nature to make it a better place to live in. We are also happy to share the successful plantation program in the pictures.