Project 1: Wildlife Research Project (WRP)
Nepal is located in unique location in the world where palearctic and oriental realms meet and hence high number of species have been recorded so far. Total 210,872 and 65, 00 species of mammals, birds and flowering have been found. Some of them are globally threatened, some are nationally. One horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Wild Elephant are globally threatened mega species found in Terai Region whereas Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear and Musk Deer are threatened species in Himalaya. These species are key species for biodiversity conservation. On the other hand, birds are indicator to measure the health of environment. Galliformes, mostly ground dwelling birds like pheasant and partridge are playing critical role in maintaining ecosystem. Moreover…species of globally threatened birds are found in Nepal. Therefore, this project is continual project of BIOCOS NEPAL to answers various questions regarding biodiversity and support for long run conservation.