|Town/Region||Rara National Park|
|Date||18 Apr 2018|
Butterflies are biomarker of any small changes in their environment than those of other animals (Gardiner et.al. 2005) and are most suitable for ecological study (Molina & Palma, 1996). This survey is designed to know the diversity and provide a baseline for habitat conservation. Furthermore, this research aids to produce trained manpower. Very few researches and conservation approaches have been initiated that particularly focused on butterfly conservation.
Geographical complexity of the Rara National Park with changing ecological zones is a remarkable found for diverse butterfly species. Varied bio-climatic zones featured here accommodate rich floral components which provide preferred habitats for butterflies. Different biological zones of this park have provided appropriate gradients for diversification of butterfly.
This survey aims to prepare the checklist of butterflies of Rara national park and to know its diversity and distribution. Community based capacity building and educational program helps in sensitization of butterfly conservation issues and to prepare trained manpower for its sustainable management.
Pollard transect walk will be used for detail survey. Diversity and distribution pattern will be known with the application of Shannon diversity index and variance analysis. Kearl Pearson’s Correlation will measure correlation between species richness and parameters undertaken. In addition Regression model analysis will estimates the relationships among variables.
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