Nepal, Aug. 9 -- Environmentalists and conservationists have slammed the government's plan to introduce commercial activities inside the protected areas, including Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, saying such a move will spell disaster for biodiversity, wildlife and environmental services.

Such commercial interventions will leave detrimental and irreversible damage, said the conservationists at an interaction in the Capital on Thursday.

The government has rolled out a plan with a view to introducing tourism activities inside all the protected areas of the country, including the Shivapuri Park- the closest one from the Capital which also serves as a water resource for the water-stressed Kathmandu Valley.

Prabhu Budhathoki, a former mem...