Birds of Nepal: Their status and conservation especially with regards to watershed perspectives

Hem Sagar Baral, Carol Inskipp

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Abstract

We summarize some relevant highlights of Nepal’s rich biodiversity and provide explanations for this pattern in associated watersheds. A brief history of ornithological research in Nepal is included, as well as a summary of nationally and globally threatened birds and how their threat levels are changing. We also present which threats birds are facing and present a good selection of the many conservation initiatives being taken to address these problems taking watershed status into account. Human population increase associates with species being listed as endangered. Threats to wetland birds and to their habitat are the biggest in terms of number, type and extent. The most important wetlands for Nepal birds lie in the lowlands and lower hills, and most of these lie outside the protected areas’ system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHindu Kush-Himalaya Watersheds Downhill
Subtitle of host publicationLandscape Ecology and Conservation Perspectives
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages435-458
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783030362751
ISBN (Print)9783030362744
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 05 May 2020

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