people of Sauraha (Chitwan)
Sauraha is the most important village in Chitwan and it offers the
entrance to the
Royal Chitwan National Parc. From the year 1994 the area next to the Rapti
river floods regularly during the monsoon.
In 2001 the water was about 2 ½ meters high on a lot of places in Sauraha,
which caused a lot of damage. From Sauraha a lot ot tourist visit the
Royal Chitwan National Park. In this park (which is as large at the
province Utrecht), live a lot of species, like tigers, rhino's, bears, 4
kinds of dear but also smaller mammals like monkeys. It is also the
habitat of different kinds of snakes and crocodiles, among which the
almost extinct gharial. Next to that the park is famous for its 500 kinds
In 2004 Sauraha flooded again... The run of the river has now changed in a
way that Sauraha is in immediate danger. By building a long brick dam we
can prevent Sauraha from flooding again, but for that we need money...
Nepal Pariwar in Jelsum is working to realize the dam, together with 3
Nepales organizations (among them Save Sauraha). We are convinced that
with the disappearance of Sauraha will cause the Royal Chitwan National
Park to dissappear too. No tourists, no income to maintain the parc, it is
as simple as that. This also goes for the people of Sauraha (about 33.000
inhabitants). They also depend on the tourism in Sauraha. In the mean time
3 dams are realized, but we need to realize a lot more.
When you want to support this project: send an e-mail.
On behalf of the foundation Nepal Pariwar: danayabad (thank you).
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