Kathmandu,9 Nov 2014: Minister for Forests and Soil Conservation Mahesh Acharya has said that bio-diversity of Nepal is the heritage of the world.
Inaugurating a 12-day Training Workshop on Flora Writing organised by the Department of Plant Resources (DPR) here today, Minister Acharya said,”All researchers are welcomed for the conservations, researches and study as bio-diversity of the country is the heritage of the world.”
Stating that there was degradation in bio-diversity of the country with modernization and infrastructure development, he stressed on the need of conserving the bio-diversity.
Minister Acharya said the country was in favour of Convention on Biological Diversity, adding the Ministry was committed to fulfiling the promise of publishing details of all plants found in the country by 2020.
Similarly, Vice-Chancellor of the Tribhuvan University, Prof Dr Hira Bahadur Maharjan, said the TU has been teaching Botany and has been carrying out researches on it as far as possible by knowing the importance of bio-diversity.
Likewise, Secretary at the Ministry Sharad Chandra Poudel said the Ministry has formulated a strategy regarding bio-diversity and action plan (2014-2020) and vision 2050.
On the occasion, DPR Director General Yam Bahadur Thapa, Vice-Chancellor of NAST Prof Dr Jib Raj Pokhrel, former secretary of the government Dr Swayambhu Man Amatya, Prof Dr Pramod Kumar Jha, Head of Central Department Botany in TU, and Principal Secretary, Government of Tripura, IFS, India, V K Bahuguna, among others stressed on the need of support of all for the conservation of bio-diversity.