Our ultimate dream: re-wilding Bardiya National Park
Rehabilitation of tiger habitat requires active park management. Essential is the extension of grazing areas to accommodate enough prey animals to feed a growing tiger population. Mowing and fertilising may initially be needed to kick start this process. But a more sustainable solution is the restoration of the original herbivore community. Recently NTNC embarked on a program of translocating 25 rhinos from Chitwan to Bardiya. This is a first step. In the long run blackbuck, gaur, arna and nilgai have to be re-introduced as well. These animals once lived in Bardiya National Park and can still be translocated from extant populations occurring in other protected areas in Nepal.
To read more about the research projects we have initiated in Bardiya National Park, click on:
Human-wildlife coexistence in Bardiya
Managing subtropical monsoon grasslands
Counting prey animals
Mountain Tiger (Snow Leopard)
“Save the Tiger! Save the Grasslands! Save the Water!”