Description of the CDT initiative:
Chitwan National Park is situated in south central Nepal in the sub-tropical lowlands of the inner terai of Chitwan, Makawanpur, Parsa and Nawalparasi districts. It lies between 27°16.56’- 27°42.14’ Latitudes and 83°50.23’-84°46.25’ Longitudes. The altitude ranges from 110m to 850m above sea level. The park and the local people jointly initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zone. The government of Nepal has made a provision of the park revenue for community development in the buffer zone.
The park offers interesting sites and activities. The display at the Visitor Center at Sauraha provides fascinating information on wildlife and conservation programs. The Women’s User Group souvenir shop offers a variety of handicrafts and other local products for gifts and souvenirs.Elephant safari provides an opportunity to get a closer view of the endangered One-horned Rhinoceros. One may also get a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. The Elephant Breeding Center at Khorsor, Sauraha gives you information on domesticated elephant and the baby elephants born there.
Chitwan National Park is situated in south central Nepal in the sub-tropical lowlands of the inner Terai reign.
What problem they are trying to solve? What have they accomplished?
- Creating job opportunities for the host community. For example employment of the local people as tour guides and manager to assist in the management, conservation of the describing of the site.
- Conduct awareness on product and its location through various marketing strategies.
- Preservation of the touristic site which is necessary for its proper management and conservation for new generation.