President Bidya Devi Bhandari visited headquarter of International Union for Conservation in Gland Switzerland and discussed the matter related to nature conservation with IUCN Director General Inger Andersen.
President Bhandari also held talks with experts during which she pointed out that Nepali people would move ahead by adorning the Earth, not by destroying it.
IUCN Director General Anderson welcomed the President upon her arrival at the IUCN headquarters President Bhandari also stressed that the tiger population was burgeoning in Nepal while underscoring the government’s plans and policies for expanding the conservation areas.
According to IUCN website, it has been providing public, private and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation.
IUCN has a membership network of more than 1,200 governmental and non-governmental organisations. There are around 11,000 scientists and experts working with the IUCN.
During the tour, President Bhandari also gave a short audio-visual interview on efforts for conserving Nepal’s environment. IUCN Director General Anderson took the occasion for extending a gift to the visiting President.
Nepali Ambassador to Switzerland and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Deepak Dhital, Foreign Ministry’s Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, President’s Personal Secretary Dr Bimala Poudel Rai and Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson and Joint Secretary and Head of the Ministry’s United Nations, International Organizations and International Law Division Bharat Raj Paudyal accompanied the President during her visit to the IUCN headquarters.