|Town/Region||Banke National Park, Chitwan National Park|
|Categories||Education, Habitats, Mammals|
|Date||27 Feb 2018|
Four-horned antelope (FHA) is least studied and endemic species which is listed as vulnerable in the IUCN redlist and as ‘data deficient’ in the national redlist of Nepal (Jnawali et al., 2011). This study is based on the findings of previous results which are published in international journals, in particular, Pokharel, Ludwig & Storch 2016 (Ecology and Evolution) that predicted the potential distribution range of the study species. However, the prediction map is not yet verified with the ground data. Therefore, this study aims to explore the FHA-habitat relationships outside protected areas i.e. in between Chitwana and Banke National Parks by using systematic line transects. As it is proven that inclusion of local people is a must for the effective conservation of wildlife, we will put more effort to include local people in conservation education. Moreover, local people/ herders/ forest guards will be interviewed to find out potential threats to FHA. This study will provide indispensable information for the conservation of the species.
Read about Krishna's previous project https://www.rufford.org/rsg/projects/krishna_pokharel or for more information contact: