Mahangu, Pardeshi and Maiti have been the victims of human wildlife conflict, yet they strongly believe in coexistence with nature. All of them are aware that they have taken up the land where these animals resided once upon a time.
The 24th day of April 2015 was just another Friday for Bishnu Tamang, a sixth grade student in Shree Nawalpur Secondary School in Sindhupalchowk district. The closing bell rang and Bishnu headed home looking forward to Sunday to meet his friends at school again.
Jagat Bahadur Shrestha, a farmer by profession, lives in Bijaya basti village in Nepal’s Parsa district. He and his family of five survive on less than a hectare of land from which they eke out a living. Water shortage is characteristic of Parsa district with many villagers abandoning farming of seasonal crops and opting for tobacco as the prime alternative given its need for less water.
In the Tarai Arc Landscape of Nepal, wildlife biologists, researchers and field staff from the Government of Nepal, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) are using cameras equipped with infrared triggers, called camera traps, to obtain critical data about wildlife and their habitats.