In the present scenario of climate change and increasing deforestation the environmental issue is becoming severe day by day. It is high time for us all to act upon it and do our part in saving the environment before it’s too late. With the aim to give back to the environment from which we take so much, with the joint effort of Yeti Airlines and equal endeavor of local people, we the Raaika Tours and Trek Pvt. Ltd. introduced Green Far-West Campaign with an important slogan “Green Far-West people’s Participation in Environment Conservation and Tourism”.
The campaign aims to:
• Create awareness among the locals about environment conservation
• Active participation of the locals and tourists in environment conservation
• Introducing itself as an effective mechanism for the reduction of Global Warming
• Providing sound and natural environment for the wildlife
• Developing sustainable environment friendly tourism
• Conservation of water resources
• Generating direct profit to the local people
• Promote tourism in wild west Nepal
The campaign started in the year 2010. The first year was of a great success wherein plantations were carried out in major districts in Doti, Kailali and Kanchanpur in the foremost lands of government offices like army camps in Doti, Rajpur, community forest- Pritana Community Forest at Rajpur of Doti district, Baskota Community Forest at Malakheti of Kailali district, Hariyali Community Forest at Krishnapur of Kanchanpurddistrict, DhuraSalleri Community Forest at Godawari of Kailali District. This campaign was carried out with active participation from Government offices, army and police camps, schools and colleges, temples, community forests.
Since 2015 Raaika Tours & Trek has been solely working for the campaign with the active participation of the local community. The company aims to promote conservation of environment and identify number ways wherein the community can benefit from it. Fruit seedling and medicinal seedling have been planted enabling the locals to derive a long-term benefit. With this campaign we also hope to promote tourism in the Wild West. This project is a life time project and it is an example of how a small contribution can make a big difference. Till date more than 100,000 saplings have been planted and 70% effective result has been observed.
We strongly believe that this campaign has and will be effective in conserving the environment- a growing need in today’s world and also will help in generating source of income for local people which in turn helps in promoting tourism.
This campaign is being actively carried out till date and will continue to do so. Every year the company aims to plant saplings in the Far- Western Region of Nepal. The region is rich for its breathtaking beauty and we hope to promote tourism sector in this area which is of a vital importance for the overall balanced development of the country.