Nepal Army (NA) and Sagarmatha National Park Office have formed a Joint Action Unit with an objective of controlling poaching in the Sagarmatha National Park area, state-owned news agency RSS reports.
Earlier, NA and the Park Administration had separate cells to look after activities in the Park area and kept records resulting in complications in their works and the data collected from them also used to be different in some contexts.
Both the NA and the Park administration would now feel comfortable to control crimes in the Park in an effective way, said Chief Conservation Officer, Ramchandra Kandel.
They have deployed officer level staffs of both the organizations in the Joint Cell and have already started their service.
Mainly, different cases of poaching of musk deer, snow leopard, red panda, and Himalayan Thar, among other rare animals are reported in the Park area.