Project Leader: Dipendra Adhikari

Location: Bara

The project “Status, distribution and participatory based conservation initiatives for Striped Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena) in Central Lowland, Nepal” led by Wildlife Researcher, Dipendra Adhikari on striped hyaena is ongoing at Bara District of Province 2 in central terai, Nepal. Rufford Funded project, in support of NTNC, ZSL-Nepal and SMCRF in coordination with DNPWC and DOFSC. The one and only found hyaenid species in Nepal is striped hyaena. Different project activities are carried out in Project; Sensetizing citizen scientists for the conservation of threatened species: striped hyaena was conducted in Simara, Nijgadh and Singaul. Altogether, four awareness programmes have been conducted yet which included around 80 citizen scientists of Simara, Thadoline of Nijgadh, Singaul and Dhansar Sub division office, Rautahat. This was accomplished in September-November 2018. Likewise, School students (Grade 7 and 8) of Shree Little Angel School Amlekhgunj, Bara and open discussion for Bachelors Level students of Zoology, Makwanpur Multiple Campus was held at Hetauda on 22nd January 2019 for the conservation of striped hyaena in this region. The principal researcher, Dipendra Adhikari delivered a presentation on threats and challenges and opportunities of the species conservation. Along with the awareness program, the major objective of this project was to stick vehicle stickers regarding the importance of hyaena and avoiding the species from road kill in East-West Highway. Altogether 300 conservation stickers were sticked on Vehicles that passes on Hetauda- Eastern Nepal highway section.