A Tale of a Forgotten Cat

April 20, 2018

When in search of a Fishing Cat, you have to think like a Fishing Cat. Our search started in December of 2015 and ended, finally, on Feb. 3, 2016. My German colleague and I had come to Nepal’s Sunsari District, a human-dominated landscape, with the financial support of Rufford Small Grants and Wild Oasis, to Read more

Fishing Cat February: Shifting Attitudes in Nepal’s Bara District

February 26, 2018

It had been at least 35 days out in Nepal’s Parsa National Park at Halkhoria Lake and my student Sashank Sharma and I had not spotted any evidence of our species of interest, the Fishing Cat. We had been checking and re-checking our camera traps, which were recording 24 hours a day, and had found Read more

GWC Associates: 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

December 22, 2017

At the end of 2017, GWC associate conservation scientists are looking ahead at their goals for the new year, including their professional goals in the field of conservation, and their personal goals for ensuring they are helping protect the planet around the clock. Sagar Dahal, Associate Conservation Scientist Professionally, my goal is to reach out Read more

Boar, Bear, Bird and Bat: Maintaining Healthy Forests in Nepal

October 16, 2017

The relationships between animals, plants, their habitat, humans and the planet as a whole are complex and we are only starting to understand these connections. What is clear, however, is that wildlife play a key role in maintaining the health of their forest habitats, even in helping to restore a forest after natural processes threaten Read more

Bringing together experts for South Asian small mammal conservation

September 15, 2017

Small mammals serve as pollinators, seed dispersers and, as prey species, also help maintain populations of reptiles, birds, small cats, small carnivores and even large carnivores. For example, marmots, squirrels and rodents (including porcupines) make up a large part of the diet of Snow Leopards, Leopards and wolves. Small mammals are also very good indicator Read more