Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) prioritizes on protecting, conserving and/or restoring wildlife habitats from huge ecological landscapes of protected areas to our cities and city suburbs in collaboration with local communities so that the ecological balance is maintained and humans also benefit from such spaces of cohabitation. Habitat Conservation Programs can support habitat connectivity within ecological landscapes and serve as a refuge for species impacted by urbanization. For efficient conservation of habitat, WCN has conducted several science based research projects of various types of habitats that have ecological importance for sustainable natural resources management and conservation. Habitat study and preservation and conservation of Lesser Known Animals is also a part of this program.
WCN has conducted several science-based researches of different kinds of habitats like high mountain wetlands like Parvati Kunda and Forests, urban areas as a habitat of urban birds, different ecologically important wildlife habitat of terai, etc.
Today, many habitats are in danger especially outside Protected Areas, of being damaged or disappearing due to several factors, such as global climate change, natural disasters, illegal logging, invasion of alien species, clearing of land for development, illegal encroachment for settlement, etc.
WCN’s Urban Wildlife Program (UWP) is focused on protecting, conserving, and/or restoring remaining wildlife habitats in our cities and city suburbs in collaboration with local communities so that the ecological balance is maintained and we also benefit from such spaces of cohabitation.