FEB 26

Finding Dissemination on Chitwan National Park- NTGP

26 February, 2013 Nepal Tiger Genome Project organized a program to disseminate findings from Chitwan National Park . The program was organized at Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal where NTGP team gave introduction and updates to the invited guests, collaborators and stakeholders. Mr Dibesh Karmacharya- PI NTGP gave brief overview of the assays done on the tiger scat samples collected non-invasively from CNP. He also disseminated the findings on total no. of confirmed species and sex identification with the geo-spatial mapping and database informaton. Laboratory protocol was explained by Laboratory associate Mr Jivan shakya and Ms. Upama Koju explained the mapping technology used to make the interactive and useful maps out of the findings.

The program was attended by the guests from USAID, WCN, NTNC, DNPWC, MoFSC, WWF including other collaborators and stakeholders. Invitees took a tour of Intrepid Nepal Laboratory and interacted with the lab associates to get more information on technical aspect.

NTGP is about to complete it’s work term in July of 2013, this action oriented project has highlighted various potentials that Nepal has in terms of wildlife conservation and data management. Ii has prepared an vegetation map for tiger population from it’s findings , systematic working on the data has helped to estimate the home range of tiger. The comprehensive presentation on laboratory protocol guide, heterozygosity of samples, geo-data utilization and evidence based modeling of habitat suitability map showed new scope of wildlife genetics in Nepal.

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