Human Tiger Co-Existence Project
Monitoring Problematic Tiger and Developing Human-Tiger Co-existence in Bardia National Park
In recent years, Bardia National Park has seen huge success in tiger conservation in Nepal. This success has been achieved after strengthening security and mobilizing Community Based Anti-poaching Units (CBAPUs). The tiger population has reached 87 in 2018 from only 18 in 2009.
However, in the past few years, the cases of human casualties and livestock depredation by tigers are in increasing trend around the park and adjoining forest corridor. This has worked as a catalyst for developing a negative attitude of locals towards the species resulting in the retaliatory killing. The achievements in the past will be of no use if we cannot sustainably conserve tigers and their habitat.
In order to create a harmonious relationship between locals and tigers, the project is designed to develop the mechanism for monitoring the problematic tigers, recommend the government authorities for management, create awareness among locals for the minimization of fears by developing skills on safety measures, design predator-proof corral house to protect livestock and development of self-sustained and locally owned human-tiger co-existence strategy to maintain the growing tiger population in Bardia National Park and its adjoining areas.
Project Lead: Rabin Kadariya (email@example.com)
Funded by: The Prince Bernhard Nature Fund
Co-Funded by: National Trust for Nature Conservation