Globally, amphibians and reptiles are least studied faunal groups. Studies on amphibians and reptiles of Nepal have been scattered and the research projects to date have generally been narrowly-defined. They are local in scope, limited in duration and confined mostly to protected areas. There has been virtually no systematic countrywide attempt at information gathering for entire group of herpetofauna. As conservation and legislation are designed, in part, based on these studies, there are limitations that have serious implications for designing long-term conservation programmes.
To materialize the vision and achieve the different objectives, the organization has formulated different activities. The following are some of the undergoing activities. The organization extends its requests and welcome support, cooperation and suggestions from different individuals, organizations (community-based, government and non-government) and institutions.
- Documentation of herpetofauna of Nepal
- Species distribution mapping
- Cooperation with different stakes of society to disseminate information regarding the status and immediate needs for the conservation of herpetofauna and their habitats
- CARON is going to conduct field survey for the project ‘Kathamandu Amphibian Survey 2013’ from 30th September, 2013, supported by Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN).
1. Documentation of herpetofauna of Nepal
2. Cooperation with different stakes of society to disseminate information regarding the status and immediate needs for the conservation of herpetofauna and their habitats
CARON successfully completed A-two day training on Field Herpetology on 26-27 Sept, 2013. With request of participants, it was extended till 28th September. We appreciate all kinds of support made by everyone..
CARON is going to conduct a herpetological survey in Kathmandu Valley. We are looking for some fundings. If you are interested to fund or participate in the research, your contact to CARON will be appreciated.