August 1, 2022
Annapurna Conservation Area is situated in Annapurna Himal Region covering an area of 2600 sq.kms, which includes some of the world’s highest peaks and the deep river valley. It has been widely recognized as a naturalist’s paradise because of its extreme geographical variations, which includes middle hills to trans-Himalayan plateaua highest rainy area to rain shadow. It is the internationally renowned model for the sustainable development scheme which aims to integrate environmental conservation.
The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is a protected area in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal and comprises two peaks of Kanchenjunga. The landscape of the Kanchenjunga Conservation area comprises cultivated lands, forests, pastures, rivers, high altitude lakes and glaciers. Mammal species include the snow leopard, spectacled bear, and red panda. Bird species symbolic of the area include the golden-breasted fulvetta, snow cock, blood pheasant and red billed cough. This Area is inhabited by stunted junipers, roses and rhododendron, gentian and saxifrange abounds. Hardy alpine grasses include Carex, Juncus and Poa. In 2012, a leopard cat was camera trapped at an elevation of 4,500m. This record constitutes the highest known record to date.
The Manaslu Conservation Area is a protected area in Nepal. The area comprises mountains, glaciers and watercourses. This area offers from the beautiful scenery of the majestic Himalayan ranges and high altitude glacier lakes to rich biological and cultural resources. Lamas from monasteries have prohibited the locals to hunt wildlife. This has helped the wildlife to prosper and is a prime habitat for the elusive snow leopard, gray wolf, musk deer, blue sheep and the Himalayan Thar. The region is home to 33 species of mammals, including snow leopard, musk deer and Himalayan Thar and over 110 species of birds and 3 species of reptiles and over 1500-2000 species of flowering plants.
The Blackbuck Conservation Area is located in the Mid-western Region in the Bardiya District, Nepal and was established in 2009 to conserve the endangered blackbuck. Attempts for the conservation of blackbuck in Nepal began in 1975 when a small herd was spotted in Bardiya District. Realizing their fragile existence, immediate efforts were made to protect the herd. The government deployed 5 staff members, providing 4 of them with arms and a guard post was also established in the same year. This particular herd is the northernmost surviving herd of blackbucks in the world. In 2009, the herd numbered 202 comprising 73 males, 111 females and 18 calves.
The Api-Nampa Conservation Area is a protected area in the Far-western Development region, Nepal. It was established in 2010 encompassing 21 Village Development Committees in the Darchula District. Named after 2 peaks API and Nampa, it was established to conserve the unique biodiversity and cultural heritage of the area. Mammalian species include snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, red panda, common langur, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan musk deer, Goral and serow. Birds include Himalayan Monal, snow cock and blood pheasant.
Gaurishankar Conservation Area is a protected area in the Himalayas of Nepal encompassing 22 Village Development Committees as it also connects the Langtang and Sagarmatha National Park. This area is rich in bio-diversity. A total of 16 varieties of vegetation has been identified in the area, including forests of Pinus roxburghii, Schim-Castanopsis, Alnus, Pinus wallichiana, Pinus patula, Rhododendron, Quercus lanata and Temperate mountain oak forest. The Gaurishankar Conservation Area’s mammalian population totals 34 species of mammals. One of the rarest animals in the area is Red panda. A total of 235 species of birds has been recorded from the area. The Conservation area also has 14 snake species, 16 species of fish, 10 types of amphibians and 8lizard species and many more interesting things can be found in the area.