Aerial Helka in Circle
Aerial Shot of Local Tharu women fishing in Rapati River using traditional gear called "Helka and Taapi". Local Women have formed the Rawa Community Aquatic Animal Conservation Group(CAACG) with support from the USAID Paani Program (Paani). Paani encourages the use of traditional gear over destructive fishing practices, and works with local communities on fish conservation to keep aquatic biodiversity intact.
Fisherman using a traditional fishing net in Aairawati, Jhimruk Khola Watershed, where the USAID Paani Program supported local leaders to pass Aquatic Animal and Biodiversity Conservation Bill in 2019.