LOCATION: Butwal, nepal
TARGET SPECIES: Bengal tiger
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
Butwal, Nepal is a large metropolitan area sandwiched between Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park. Tigers have been seen in the area, so there may be a “tiger bottleneck” happening in Butwal as tigers try to travel between the two large protected areas.
Our partner, tiger biologist Sam Helle, is trying to determine whether tigers are traveling through the area or not. To figure it out, she is analyzing tracks, scat, and camera trap photos, but she also is incorporating input from local people. We and Sam are reaching out to local community forest groups together, meeting with them, and asking for their help and ideas about which areas tigers are using.
Learn more about this project here.