The illegal wildlife trade is a leading cause of population declines and increased extinction risk in commercially valuable species. In Nepal, the Nepal-China border around the Arniko-trail has become one of the major wildlife trade routes, facilitating the transport of wildlife both as source and transit.
This project aims to monitor the illegal wildlife trade in the Nepal-China border around Araniko-trail. As such, it will develop awareness materials and conduct outreach programs engaging a range of stakeholders including local youths, community, media, transportation staff (truck/bus drivers). It will also collect the historic wildlife seizure records reported by key national daily newspapers in Nepal.
Project partner: The Rufford Foundation, UK
Project period: 2016-2017