NTNC-ACAP warmly welcomed special guests H.E. Mr. Richard Morris, British Ambassador to Nepal, and Mr. Gareth Weir, Deputy Head of Office and Team leader, Economic Development Team, DFID at its Headquarters in Pokhara yesterday on July 26, 2018. The visit was organized to mainly guide and collaborate with Britain’s partnership in Nepal’s conservation and development goals.
After being briefed about NTNC’s overall projects and programmes—with a focus on the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Tourism—by Dr. Siddhartha Bajra Bajracharya, Executive Director, NTNC and Mr. Binod Basnet, Project Manager, NTNC-ACAP, the visitors discussed with the ACAP team members about potential opportunities for promoting tourism and conservation in the ACAP region. During the interactions, H.E. Mr. Richard Morris stressed on the British government’s keen interest for strengthening the country’s capacity for conservation and sustainable development, especially in areas related to nature-based tourism, combating wildlife crime and climate change issues. The British government has already been collaborating and contributing to Nepal’s conservation success since several decades, continuing to make a remarkable difference to the present day.