Friday, 14 December 2018

Nepal harbors a total of 863 bird species of which 31 species are identified as globally threatened by BirdLife International. Birds play a significant role in the functioning of many ecosystems, particularly through pollination and seed dispersal. They are an important source of revenue through bird watching tourism which is a growing activity in Nepal. They also have great significance in the Nepalese culture. These species are threatened due to habitat lost, degradation and fragmentation.

The main objectives of the program are as follows:

1.      prepare data base system on birds of Kathmandu Valley and different protected areas system of Nepal

2.      conduct weekly bird watching, research and monitoring programs in forest near the Kathmandu valley

3.      conduct bi-annual birding, research and monitoring programs in Langtang National Park, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve, Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve and Kangchenjuga Conservation Area of Nepal.

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