Orchid Sanctuary Raja Rani (Morang District), East Nepal: An Effort Toward Habitat Conservation


orchid sanctuary
Raja Rani
habitat conservation

How to Cite

Shakya, L. R., & Bajracharya, D. M. (2005). Orchid Sanctuary Raja Rani (Morang District), East Nepal: An Effort Toward Habitat Conservation. Selbyana, 26(1/2), 236–239. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/121423


Raja Rani occupies a small area in eastern Nepal. The area is a wetland, surrounded by sal (Shorea robusta) forest, situated in Bogatini Village of Letang VDC, Morang District of Koshi Zone. Of the three ponds, Raja Pokhari, Rani Pokhari, and Rajkumari Pokhari, Rani Pokhari has 1 mi² of dense forest growing up from the water, and its orchid-rich habitat is a center of attraction. The presenters recorded 45 species of orchids in what appears to be a natural orchid sanctuary, with most of the species in good numbers. The study is an effort to contribute to habitat conservation. During a field trip, local people were enlisted to help conserve this orchid-rich habitat, and as a result, they are now conscious of the need to conserve this habitat, which can be considered the first orchid sanctuary of Nepal.


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