Wildlife Stockpiles Management in Nepal
"Vultures provide an important ecosystem service by maintaining an environment free from animal carcasses. In Hindu mythology, a vulture is said to be the carrier of God Sani (Saturn)..."
The fishing cat is globally threatened (Vulnerable, Mukherjee et al. 2016) and nationally Endangered (Jnawali et al. 2011). As a habitat specialist with high dependency on wetlands, fishing cats have a discontinuous distribution throughout their range. In Nepal, they occur in the Terai region but their actual distribution is not well understood. They have been reported before from Chitwan National Park NP (Dahal & Dahal 2011) and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve WR in Central and Eastern Terai respectively. In Western Terai, they were recorded from Shuklaphanta NP (DNPWC unpublished data) and Jagdishpur reservoir (a Ramsar site; Dahal et al. 2015).
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