LOCATION: EASTERN TERAI LANDSCAPE, NEPAL
TARGET SPECIES: BENGAL TIGER, ASIAN ELEPHANT, SLOTH BEAR, AND OTHERS
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
In 2012 and 2013, Community Conservation founder Rob Horwich and long-time Nepal researcher, Dr. Teri Allendorf (who became Community Conservation’s executive director in 2021), coordinated a workshop in a village adjacent to Chitwan National Park. This workshop trained community members to help with the management and monitoring of Bengal tigers. Since then, Community Conservation and our local partners, Green Society Nepal and the Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation, have focused on creating a wildlife corridor in the eastern forests of Nepal.
Our vision is a corridor of safe habitat for large mammals and other wildlife, which will allow them to travel back and forth between large protected areas. This corridor would help many animals, to thrive and increase their populations, including large iconic species like tigers and elephants.
We have been raising awareness of the corridor concept, as well as wildlife conservation in general, among community forest groups in the area. With our local partners, we have been conducting trainings on technology such as camera traps and GPS so that the community forest groups can begin to monitor the wildlife in their forests.
See an update about this project here.