Wild Mammals of the Shuklaphanta National Park
May 17, 2021
We are pleased to share our recent publication on Wild Mammals of the Shuklaphanta National Park. This book was jointly published by Shuklaphanta National Park and Himalayan Nature; authors are Laxman Prasad Poudyal, Babu Ram Lamichhane, Hem Sagar Baral and Hari Basnet
The book "Wild Mammals of the Shuklaphanta National Park" describes a total of 56 mammalian species. We have described 56 mammals in the book; however additional species "Himalayan Goral" was spotted in the park when this book was in the press. The new update for the park is 57 mammalian species. The documentation of 56 species was based on camera-trap photographs (37), other photographic evidence (4), published and unpublished records with locality details (5) and published reports without locality details (10). Out of 56 mammal species, 17 are globally threatened, 3 are near-threatened in IUCN Red List and 34 species are listed in CITES Appendices (10 in Appendix I; 8 in Appendix II; and 16 in Appendix III). In the National Red List of Nepal, 23 species are nationally threatened, 1 near threatened and 5 are data deficient. Ten species are protected by the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1973 of Nepal as Schedule I species.
We hope this book will be useful for wildlife biologists, researchers and conservationists. Anyone can freely download a pdf copy of this book from the given link below.