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Association for Nature Conservation & Social Upliftment
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PUBLICATIONS
Inclusion of incorrect information in a snakebite first-aid curriculum in schools and universities in Nepal
Date: 2010-07-20
Author/s Deb Prasad Pandey
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PUBLICATIONS
Health Problems of Geriartic Age Group In Chitwan District
Date: 2009-08-10
Author/s Laxmi Subedi, MPH
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PUBLICATIONS
Education, campaigning and awareness program
Date: 0000-04-22
Author/s The F.A Team, Ancsu
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PUBLICATIONS
Violence Against Women in Nepal -- An Overview
Date: 0000-00-00
Author/s Dr. Sunil kr. Joshi & JN Kharel
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PUBLICATIONS
Vermicompostingfor Sustainable Resource Utilization
Date: 2008-12-01
Author/s The Envt. & BC Team, Ancsu
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Educational & Research Institutes

Integrated Farming for Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Protection 

Why ANCSU is initiated this programme:

Reduction of greenhouse gases produced from organic wastes: Most of urban areas in Nepal are suffocated by organic solid wastes that can be converted into food chain through worms (earthworm), frogs, Mahoor fishes, and snakes. Only vermin-composting program has not been flourished in Nepal because of market of worms. Hence, the integrated farming will consume all the worms in artificially developed ecosystem. The nutrient materials and energy deposited in Mahoor fishes will be relished by people. Hence, it will be big source of money to sustain the system. On the other hand, manure obtained from vermin-composting will also be good source of money for sustainability. This model project will be copied to control solid waste pollution in other big cities: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar. These organic wastes has been releasing greenhouse gases because of their misuse, dumping ect. Hence, the project will assist the mitigation of climatic change due to organic waste pollution. Moreover this program will reduce and eliminate the releases of persistent organic pollutants. 

Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity Important to Agriculture: Because of misunderstanding, innumerable snakes are being killed in accuse of venomous snake. This farming will also be educational park where people from school, college, and village will be encouraged and summoned to visit the park for education. People will be well aware about venomous and non-venomous snakes by the help of live snake study, visual aids etc. Hence, this heuristic learning to people will surly help to preserve snake diversity in lowland Nepal. Hence, the farming will have great role to conservation of snake diversity. On the other hand, frogs have been collected from natural habitat to supply it into biology laboratory in Higher Secondary Schools and University in Nepal. The farming may fulfill the market of frogs in Nepal and also enhance the national economy as the millions of Nepalese currency have been paid to Indian Frog industry for frog specimens. 

Immediate killing of snakes on encounter and illegal supply of frogs to biology laboratory has been deteriorating agro-ecosystem as well as whole natural ecosystem. The consequence of great loss of such micro-fauna will lead to less production of or loss of agricultural products. To avoid the devastating effect due to loss of frogs and snake diversity in Nepal, the farming will have immense value. The model project may also act as eye opener to people in diverse part of globe where the biodiversity conservation is being threatened and in verge. 

Due to unique, integrated farming of earthworms, Mahoor fishes, frogs snakes, the site will be additional point of tourism in Chitwan. Hence, nominal fee with visitor will be next source of income for sustainability. In near future, after the formulation of law to rearing and trade of wild animals, the farming may also have additional big income from frogs’ meat supply, specimen supply, Venom from snakes and their skin etc. Hence, this project will be intensified and glorified in following days

 General Objective:

  • To establish the integrated farming of worms (a variety of Earthworm), frogs, Mahoor Fish, and Snakes as a model project for conservation of frogs and snakes diversity and diminish the organic solid waste pollution.

 Specific Objectives

  • To diminish the organic solid waste pollution by vermi-composting
  • To run up food chain from worms – frogs – mahoor fish (carnivorous fish) and from worms – frogs – snakes and learn the people the value of biodiversity in ecosystem (will be a education park)
  • To mitigate the illegal supply of frogs to Biology Lab. in Higher Secondary Level and University level in Nepal
  • To standardize livelihood of poor farmers of Nepal by using organic wastage
  • To milk venom to produce own anti-venom for effective treatment in future

 Anticipated results of project:

On completion of this project successfully it will clarify the need of self-sustainable eco-friendly farming to biodiversity conservation and environmental protection.

Other tangible outputs ;

- Manure of high quality will be produced

- On permission from DNPWC, the frogs can be supplied to Bio-laboratory (enhance national economy)

-It will be Education Park and additional point of external and internal tourism

- It will provide highly nutritious protein diet (Mahoor Fish) to people and aid to fulfill the need of protein food in Nepal  
 
( Draft only)
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