Green Far West Project

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 Treks 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

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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.
The campaign has been gaining ground in the entire Far-Western Region. Hundreds of locals, members of the community forest user’s groups, journalists, employees of the public officers including security agencies and others have taken part in the tree plantation programme. Since the locals have owned up the campaign, they have dedicated themselves to protecting the saplings as well.
Since 2015 Raaika Tours & Treks 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.
Generally trees are planted in the area during the summer season (from June to August). The program is not only beneficial for the locals but also has conveyed a positive message for conservation of wildlife and ecology. 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. The greenery campaign is also expected to support the livelihood of the locals as they make money by selling fruits and herbs.

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. The mission of the campaign is to generate awareness among the local people about the importance of conservation of environment and wildlife and the economic value it provides. We encourage our valued guests to participate in this campaign for contributing to the Green World.
We have succeeded in planting saplings even in the premises of the various government offices, army and police camps, schools and colleges and temples, and community forests.
We strongly believe that this project will help in conserving the environment as well as generating sources of income for the local people.

Plantation area in Far-West and no. of saplings Plants:

 

S.N DATE NAME OF COMMUNITY (forest and place) Saplings planted
1 2067/2010 SAHID SANGHARI COMMUNITY FOREST GETA 3000
ARMY pirtanaRAJPUR and regional office premises RajpurDoti 3000
BASKOTA COMMUNITY MALAKHETI KAILALI 2000
DHURA SALLERI COMMUNITY KhANIDADA KAILALI 2000
2 2068/2011 ADARSA COMMUNITY BADAHARA KAILALI 5000
BASKOTA COMMUNITY MALAKHETI KAILALI 8000
SAHID SANGHARI COMMUNITY FOREST GETA 2000
SHANTI community FOREST CHATAKPUR KAILALI 1400
HARIYALI COMMUNITY KRISHANAPUR KANCHANPUR 8000
SERI COMMUNITY GHUSA DARCHULA 3000
MUDEGAON VDC DOTI 1000
EKATA MAHILA SAMUHA MALAKHETI 8000
CHAITANAPUR COMMUNITY KAILALI 13000
JAYA SHANKAR COMMUNITY DAIJI KANCHANPUR 10000
3 2069/2012 Sharada Higher secondary School geta 400
ADARSA COMMUNITY BADAHARA KAILALI 2500
EKATA MAHILA SAMUHA MALAKHETI 6500
MUDEGAON VDC DOTI 2500
DURGA LAXMI COMMUNITY LAMITAL KAILALI 11500
HANUMAN MANDIR GODAWARI 300
RADHA KRISHNA SEWA DHAM 350
TEGHARI COMMUNITY KAILALI 10000
CHETANA COMMUNITY ATTARIA 6000
PASTBIT LALIGURAUSHA COMMUNITY ATTARIYA 5500
4 2070/2013 GWOSHI GHANTESWOR COMMUNITY MALAKHETI 7500
DURGA LAXMI COMMUNITY LAMITAL KAILALI 3500
RANIPANTA COMMUNITY CHAUMALA BANBEHADA 5000
BINA MA BI CHAUMALA KAILALI 150
SURYADAYA COMMUNITY SYAULE BAZAR KAILALI 7500
SURYADAYA MA BI BANBEHADA 500
MALIKA GANN BARRACK 750
SARSWOTI MA BI MALAKHETI CHAUKIDANDA 100
 Total no of saplings planted  150650