Project Leader: Sagar Dahal

Location: Bara

Started on: 01/01/1970

Mr. Sagar Dahal, team leader of Small Cat Conservation Group of Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF) conducted three major fishing cat targeted projects this year discovering the fishing cat for the first time in the human dominated landscape of central terai at Bara district. Similarly, eastern most record of fishing cat got recorded from the edge of Ramdhuni Forest at Lalpur, Sunsari district Nepal. As a third project, a nationwide habitat survey was conducted at 11 different rivers banks of Nepal starting from Mechi River and ending at Mahakali River. The project identified 17 different potential fishing cat habitats. A poster was prepared for the conservation awareness program during the project. Conservation awareness program was conducted to the local community and school children of Bodhban Bara district and Jhumka, Lalpur, Prakashpur of Sunsari district. All these projects were supported by Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, Rufford Small Grants, Chicago Zoological Society, Wild Oasis, Aspinall Foundation, and Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation.