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Stop hunting in Himalayas, Nepal
Petition Background (Preamble):
KCA is a unique area which has been recognised as a Gift to the Earth by WWF's Living Planet Campaign. It is also selected as one of the 200 eco regions by WWF.
The government wants to allow international hunters to kill Himalayan Blue Sheep. These are the prey species of the highly endangered Snow Leopard.
Also, income from hunting generally does not benefit local communities and wildlife. AWNN wants the government to continue to develop KCA as an eco tourism destination, using community participation.
Nepal will not be given credit to opening its precious conservation areas in the Himalayas for hunting. Instead these regions should be considered sacred areas in which killing animals is banned.
The Stop hunting in Himalayas, Nepal petition to Government was written by Take Action Now and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: kanchenjunga, hunting, nepal, blue sheep, snow leopard, awnn, animal welfare network nepal