A delegation of conservation partners, including ZSL, met with His Royal Highness Prince Harry during his royal visit to Nepal.
On the third day of his royal visit (21 March 2016), Prince Harry visited Bardia National Park, where he was greeted by the Park’s Chief Warden, ZSL Country Manager Dr Hem Sagar Baral, and other Nepalese conservation partners.
Dr Hem Sagar Baral joined Prince Harry for a boat ride along Khauraha River in Bardia, and discussed current conservation projects in Nepal . A select group of Nepal’s most senior conservationists including ZSL’s Dr. Baral then took a walk together with the Prince through the grasslands and forests of the National Park.
During these excursions Prince Harry took a deep interest in the overall wildlife conservation efforts made by the government of Nepal and ably supported by its conservation partners. All the conservationists who accompanied him that day were very impressed with his knowledge and deep, abiding interest in wildlife conservation.
Prince Harry was especially keen to observe tigers in the wild and a joint invitation to return for a longer visit was extended to him by the Park Warden and conservation partners so that he could spot a tiger for himself!
Dr Hem Sagar Baral was also invited to a reception dinner hosted by the British Embassy in Kathmandu in honour of the visiting Prince. During the reception, Prince Harry made a special request to meet all the conservation partners and spent some time discussing the conservation of wildlife in Nepal.
He once again applauded the achievements in conservation made by the Government of Nepal, assisted by conservation partners, such as zero poaching years, the expansion of protected areas, and support to the communities living nearby. During the reception dinner HRH surprised everybody by announcing that he would not be leaving the country yet, as he had decided to stay another six days working in remote earthquake hit villages of Nepal, building homes and schools for local people.
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