U.S. hunters outnumber others in Nepal

18:28, June 12, 2010      

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The number of United States nationals visiting Nepal to hunt wild animals exceeds the number of hunters from all other countries. Of the total 24 foreigners who visited Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve in mid-western Nepal this year, 13 were from the United States.

According to Saturday's Republica daily report, the hunters killed 44 wild animals in the only animal sanctuary open for hunting in Nepal.

According to the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), altogether 23 foreign nationals, including eight U.S. nationals, had come to Nepal for hunting last year.

Foreign hunters coming to Nepal hail from the U.S., Australia, Russia and France.

According to DNPWC Spokesperson Tulasi Prasad Sharma, the flow of foreigners coming to inquire about hunting next season has shown no signs of abating.

Only 26 blue sheep and 16 Himalayan Thar can be hunted in the Dhorpatan wild life reserve in a year. The hunters cannot use bullets with capacity more than 300 caliber.

The DNPWC provides General Hunting License two seasons a year, September to October and March to May.

Hunting reserves have come into existence in the world not only for wild life conservation but also for adventure. Keeping this fact in view, Nepal established Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve in 1983.

Source: Xinhua


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