Wildlife Conservation Nepal

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Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) is an NGO establish in 2002 with a vision to protect and conserve natural heritage and disseminate information on environment and wildlife issues.
To learn more about us, go to wcn.org.np or you can write to us at mail@wcn.org.np

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Wildlife Conservation Nepal, WCN, a non-governmental organization registered with the Government of Nepal, is a not for profit organization. It was established in 2002 with a vision to protect and conserve natural heritage and disseminate information on environment and wildlife issues. WCN supports government agencies to protect wildlife beyond protected areas, help in the developmental […] read more

Rhododendron

Rhododendron arboreum
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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2 POINTS

TERAI, HILL

FACT: This rhododendron tree is the national flower of Nepal. This plant also holds the Guinness Record for the tallest Rhododendron!

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Graphic by Pramit Dhakalwcn.org.np/
Rhododendron arboreum, the tree rhododendron,[1] is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a showy display of bright red flowers. It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Thailand. It is the national flower of Nepal. In India it is the state tree of Uttarakhand and state flower of Nagaland. Its specific epithet means “tending to be woody or growing in a tree-like form”. It has been recorded as reaching heights of 20 m (66 ft),[2] though more usually 12 m […] read more

Indian Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros unicornis
Scale 8 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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5 POINTS

TERAI

PLAY: The Indian rhino has a MOVE of 2.
FACT: Nepal’s first conservation law ensured the protection of rhinos and their habitat in 1957.

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Graphic by Pramit Dhakalwcn.org.np/
The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), also called the Indian rhino, greater one-horned rhinoceros or great Indian rhinoceros, is a rhinoceros species native to the Indian subcontinent. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, as populations are fragmented and restricted to less than 20,000 km2 (7,700 sq mi). Moreover, the extent and quality of the rhino’s most important habitat, the alluvial Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands and riverine forest, is considered to be in decline […] read more

Wild Yak

Bos mutus
Scale 8 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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5 POINTS

TERAI

PLAY: The wild yak has a MOVE of 2
FACT: The wild yak was once considered extinct in Nepal, but was rediscovered in 2014. Nepalese currency celebrated this discovery.

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Graphic by Pramit Dhakalwcn.org.np/
The wild yak (Bos mutus) is a large, wild cattle native to the Himalayas. It is the ancestor of the domestic yak (Bos grunniens). The wild yak is among the largest extant bovid species. Adults stand about 1.6 to 2.05 m (5.2 to 6.7 ft) tall at the shoulder, and weigh 500–1,200 kg (1,100–2,600 lb). The head and body length is 2.4 to 3.8 m (7.9 to […] read more

Bengal Tiger

Panthera tigris tigris
Scale 8 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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7 POINTS

TERAI

PLAY: This Bengal tiger has a MOVE of 2.
FACT: In 2018, scientists estimated only 220 to 274 of these tigers in Nepal.

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Graphic by Pramit Dhakalwcn.org.np/
The Bengal tiger is a tiger from a specific population of the Panthera tigris tigris subspecies that is native to the Indian subcontinent.[3] It is threatened by poaching, loss, and fragmentation of habitat, and was estimated at comprising fewer than 2,500 wild individuals by 2011. None of the Tiger Conservation Landscapes within its range is considered large enough to support an effective population of more than 250 […] read more

Snow Leopard

Panthera Uncia
Scale 8 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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8 POINTS

MOUNTAIN

PLAY: The snow leopard has a MOVE of 2
FACT: This leopard is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List with estimates of less than 10,000 left on the planet.

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Graphic by Pramit Dhakalwcn.org.np/
The snow leopard (Panthera uncia), also known as the ounce, is a felid in the genus Panthera native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because the global population is estimated to number fewer than 10,000 mature individuals and is expected to decline about 10% by 2040. It is threatened by poaching and habitat destruction following infrastructural developments. It inhabits alpine and subalpine zones at […] read more