Conservation biology in Nepal has recently been integrated in the undergraduate and graduate programs of various disciplines. Traditional courses (e.g., zoology, botany, forestry, social science and rural development, etc.) are being updated, allowing the principles of conservation biology to reach a wider audience.
Community forests in Nepal are organized by government foresters, who enroll local forest resource users into Community Forest User Groups (CFUG). These identified users become the ‘community’ in community forestry. Because these users are defined by their relationship to forest resources, they appear to escape some of the problems associated with myths about community.
Conservation Science is a peer-reviewed open access journal devoted primarily to the dissemination of up-to-date knowledge about global, regional and national conservation issues and the ways to tackle them. It promotes interdisciplinary research that has strong implications for the conservation of products and services provided by nature.
Interactions between Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) and leopard (Panthera pardus): implications for their conservation
Bengal tiger and common leopard belong to endangered species in Nepal and elsewhere. They share their prey species, thus one affects prey availability of the other, which may contribute to decline in numbers of these carnivores. However, data on these interactions are very rare.