Managing Subtropical Monsoon Grasslands

To what extent do grazing lawns increase deer density, and hence feed a growing tiger population?
Can we create more and better grasslands in and beyond the park to accommodate more deer? And what is the best method to achieve this? Can this process be initiated by mowing and fertilising and are ungulates subsequently able to maintain grazing lawns themselves?
To answer these questions Shyam Thapa, conservation officer of NTNC, was doing PhD research on grasslands in BNP for the past few years.
See: Research description grazing lawns.

Footage of Fieldwork Grazing Lawns Research in Bardiya.

To read more about the research projects we have initiated in Bardiya National Park, click on:
Human-wildlife coexistence in Bardiya
Counting prey animals
Climate change
Re-wilding Bardiya National Park
Mountain Tiger (Snow Leopard)
“Save the Tiger! Save the Grasslands! Save the Water!”