Friday, 29 December 2017

Kalij pheasant cost 3 thousand Rupee

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha December 30, 2017 :
The kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) is a pheasant found in forests and thickets, especially in the Himalayan foothills, from Pakistan to western Thailand. Males are rather variable depending on the subspecies involved, but all have an at least partially glossy bluish-black plumage, while females are overall brownish. Both sexes have a bare red face and greyish legs (the latter separating it from the red-legged silver pheasant).[2] It is generally common and widespread, though three of its eastern subspecies (oatesi, lineata and crawfurdi) are considered threatened and moffitti is virtually unknown in the wild. The number of rare birds and animals, including lophophorus, is decreasing in the district due to rampant poaching and smuggling. People are found selling meat of such endangered species openly even in district headquarters Chainpur.

Sources said people in Kada, Surma, Daulichaur, Rilu, Dahabagar, Lekgaun, Melbisauna and Kailash areas hunt the endangered birds using muskets and setting up traps.

Local residents said smugglers are killing around 15 lophophorus and kalij pheasants and three wild boars, ghoral, jharals and other endangered species every day.

In the district headquarters, a lophophorus is sold for around Rs 3, 000 whereas meat of wild boars, ghorals and jharals costs around Rs 1,200 per kilogram. Likewise, meat of kalij pheasant is sold at Rs 1,500. Even government officials, security personnel and leaders of political parties purchase meat of such endangered species from rural areas. Preferring anonymity, a police post in-charge said they cannot arrest poachers as they supply meat for high-level officials.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.