Conservationists condemn Nepal proposal to allow hydropower in protected areas

Ruddy ducks in East Rapti River next to the protected Chitwan National Park.KATHMANDU – Nepali conservationists have expressed outrage over the Ministry of Forest and Environment’s recent proposal to scrap existing guidelines through the backdoor to make it easier for developers to build large-scale hydropower plants inside the country’s protected areas. A draft of the proposal, titled “Construction of Physical Infrastructure Inside Protected Areas (Procedures),” was recently […]

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