India, Nepal and Bhutan are mulling over creating a trans-boundary wildlife conservation ‘peace park’ along the foothills of the Himalayas. A proposal to this effect has been drafted.
The memorandum of understanding for the proposal is being reviewed by the countries to give final touches.
The proposed Park will include biodiversity-rich landscapes in adjoining areas of the three countries. The park is an extension of the transboundary conservation that Bhutan and India have for years along Manas river.The initiative was taken keeping in view the migratory wildlife species such as elephant. The process started earlier this year, with the idea that wildlife species, their movement and conservation should not be interrupted by political boundaries.