Bat survey at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

First phase of bat survey at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park (SNNP) was conducted during October to November 2021 at six sites Panimuhan, Baghdwar, Nagarjun Cave, Raniban, Kakani, Sundarijal areas. The survey was conducted by SMCRF in collaboration with SNNP office. Mr. Sanjan Thapa, Mr. Dibya Raj Dahal and Mr. Rameshwor Ghimire from SMCRF and Chief Conservation officer, Rangers and Game Scouts from the National Park were involved in the survey. Mistnetting, bat detectors and harp traps were deployed and altogether 15 species of bats in addition three new species to the national park were recorded.