Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) and Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) jointly organized the National workshop on Bengal Florican Action Plan in 29 Feb 2016 at Malla Hotel, Lainchaur, Kathmandu. Altogether 28 people have participated in the program representing from DNPWC, BCN, Ministry of Forestry and Soil Conservation, Department of Forests, Chitwan National Park, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, District Forest Office Sunsari and Chitwan, WCT, NEFEJ, Royal Society for Protection of Birds, BirdLife Asia, and Zoological Society of London-Nepal Office. The program was chaired by Mr. Fanindra Raj Kharel, Director General, DNPWC.
Hem Bahadur Katuwal (BCN) and Dr. Paul Donald (RSPB) jointly presented the Bengal Florican in Nepal where they discussed about the status, population history, threats to the Bengal Florican. Similarly, the studies on grassland monitoring and tagging of Bengal Florican and potential habitat mapping through Maxent modeling were also discussed during the talk.
Jyotendra Jyu Thakuri presented the action plan draft for the discussion. He highlighted the need for the preparation of action plan in Nepal. Open discussion was made in the program and different participants presented their views and suggestions for the improvement of action plan.