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Locals exerting pressure for taking over management of ACAP

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Locals exerting pressure for taking over management of ACAP
Locals exerting pressure for taking over management of ACAP

Myagdi,14 Dec 2014: Locals of the Annapurna Area Conservation Project affected areas have exerted pressure to hand over the management responsibility of the ACAP to the locals.

The term given to the National Trust for Nature Conservation is going to end next month.

Locals are eager to take over the responsibility of its management, said a local Tej Gurung. The reservation area covers 57 VDCs of Myagdi, Manang, Kaski and Lamjung districts.

Prior to this, locals submitted a memorandum to the lawmakers representing from these districts.

About 10,000 tourists visit the area annually bringing in revenue worth Rs 200 million.

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