|Date||27 Feb 2009|
Himalayan Brown Bear “Ursus arctos” is placed in Appendix I of CITES, its IUCN Red list status is "Vulnerable" (IUCN, 2006) and government of Nepal listed as endangered. There are no study on this specie in Nepal, therefore, The project will have studied on ecology of Brown bear “Ursus arctos”- status, distribution, habitat preference, diet condition, human-bear conflict and launch the community base Brown bear conservation awareness activities. Project will strength the local people capacity for future monitoring of its population and form conservation network to control poaching and illegal transport of wildlife body parts. Finally project will have developed National Brown Bear conservation action plan for Nepal.
Read about Achyut's previous RSG projects at http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/projects/achyut_aryal_0 or for more information contact: