Field works completed

Under the project Relating Flow to Ecology of Wetlands in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, field works have been recently completed. Grantee students Ms. Sunita Shrestha and Ms. Tika Regmi from Central Department of Environment Science and Mr. Aditya Pal from Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University are carrying out their research on Macro-invertebrates, Macrophytes and Wetland Birds respectively. The study is seasonal (four different seasons of a year) and is being carried out in the wetlands outside of the eastern embankment of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve spanning from Sector area to Haripur Post. The major objective of the study is to establish relationship with these subjects to environmental flow. The project is funded by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Land and Water, Australia and implemented by Himalayan Nature. This was the fourth and final field visit which was monitored by the Senior Scientist from CSIRO Dr. Tanya Doody.

The students are being supervised by Prof. Dr. Tej Bahadur Thapa (Professor and Head of Central Department of Zoology, TU), Dr. Hem Sagar Baral (Country Representative-Zoological Society of London, Nepal), Dr. Deep Narayan Shah (Assistant Professor-Central Department of Environment Science, TU) and Dr. Ram Devi Tachamo Shah (Assistant Professor, Kathmandu University) and project being coordinated by Mr. Kul Bahadur Thapa (Research Officer-Himalayan Nature).