Kathmandu, April 21 -- All the roads-including major national highways-which traverse through forest areas and protected parks of the country will have to maintain a set of standards for ensuring the safety of wildlife, according to a new model developed for infrastructure projects.

The model has been developed by Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation, the main government agency that manages protected areas and protects the wildlife in these parks, with other infrastructure-related agencies.

According to Man Bahadur Khadka, director general with the department, the model is designed so as to make country's roads and other infrastructures wildlife friendly.

"After long, continued coordination among infrastructure related...