Jomsom: In the protected area of Mustang, which is owned by the National Nature Conservation Fund, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the exploitation of wildlife has increased tremendously. Iron traps set by smugglers to smuggle wild animals are being found in various places.
According to the District Police Office, Mustang, traps set by wildlife smugglers in the forest area are gradually being found. According to the District Police Office, Mustang, the forest patrol team found 34 traps including a red fox on the third day. At the same time, the number of traps found by wild animals has reached 175, said Inspector of Police Ashish Adhikari.
According to him, five Deer musk and two red foxes were found dead in a forest patrol in the lower forest above Khampa Camp of Lupra village in Waragung Free Zone-1 of Mustang from Tuesday to Thursday. A male, a female deer musk, and a red fox were found on the first day by a team patrolling the forest on Tuesday in the forest of Lenk above Lupra village in Waragung Free Zone. A male and two female deer musk were found dead in a trap during a forest patrol on the second day. According to the police, a male deer musk was rescued alive and left in the forest. Police found a red fox and 34 traps in the forest patrol on the third day.
According to wildlife experts, the navel of an adult male deer musk weighs 25 to 35 grams. As it is about 5 times more expensive than the price of gold, smugglers use it to trap deer musk. But female deer musk does not have a navel.
It is confirmed that the trap of the brake wire used in the motorcycle was set by the wild animal smuggler by spending a lot of money in the forest of Mustang. Locals say that the incident should not be taken lightly as traps and dead deer musk were found in large quantities.