Kathmandu: At least 166 species of birds are said to be in critical conditions in Nepal according to the Bird Conservation Association, Nepal.
This was disclosed during a three-day national workshop of 60 ornithologists and conservation workers being held at Sauraha in Chitwan starting from Tuesday.
Basu Bidari a former president of Bird Education Society Chitwan said that the three-day workshop will focus on the study of conditions and potentials for birds.
Such findings have shown concern among conservation workers and ornithologists as these various species of birds are of prime importance for bird watchers and bird tourism in Nepal.
Hundreds of foreigners visit Nepal’s national parks every year to see various types of birds. The critical conditions of various species of birds indicate that many of these birds might go into extinction over a long course of time which may decline the potential of bird tourism in Nepal.
Therefore, concerned agencies including the Nepal government should take serious precautionary measures to protect these species of birds from going into extinction.
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