Lumbini Crane Conservation Center
was signed for 50-year lease of 265 acres land to establish Lumbini Crane Sanctuary
in Lumbini. On behalf of LDT, Nepal, Late Prof. Soorya Bahadur Shakya, the then Vice-Chairman and Dr. George Archibald, Executive Director on behalf of ICF signed the contract agreement.
The purpose of the LCS is to combine the Buddhist percepts of environmental harmony with Lumbini's religious, cultural, and environmental restoration. The LCS activities include restoration and management of the sanctuary and Sarus Crane conservation outreach to the villages of the Lumbini region.
LCCC aims to conserve natural environment and ecological processes by:
- Restoring and creating natural habitat diversity which is the representative of Nepalese Central Terai, with special consideration of Sarus Crane Conservation.
- Establishing an education facility and wild garden demonstrating Buddha’s love for nature and the relevance of these teachings for the solution of modern conservation problem.
- Involving local people in conservation and management of natural resources of surrounding areas.