The new issue (vol. 16 no.3) of Habitat Himalaya entitled "Destroying A Remnant Sacred Forest" by Sagar Shrestha details that there are no viable forest in Kathmandu Valley floor except in Sleshmantak of Pashupati Temple, a World Heritage Site and the holiest Hindu shrine. The forest is fragmented because politics led to digging a motorable road right through it and Mirgashthali (abode of deer), the core of Sleshmantak is devastated by introducing over hundred of non-native deer and antelopes. They are razing the last remnant forest of Kathmandu......Download PDF to read more.....
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