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Sagar Dahal is a wildlife biologist and conservationist from Nepal. He is a co founder of Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation and Associate Conservation Scientist of Global Wildlife Conservation. He has been working for the conservation of Fishing Cat since 2011. So far, he has found three new sites of fishing cat distribution and is in a mission to join the missing dots of their presence in the human dominated landscape of Terai in Nepal.
Currently, he is working on a project to initiate fishing cat conservation in the private fish ponds of central Terai, Nepal. He is working with government authorities, local communities and the student from local University to conserve the cat. Understanding the frequency of their visit to the private fish ponds using camera traps and with awareness campaign he believes he can improve the situation of existing human fishing cat conflict in these private fish ponds. Apart from that, he is working with local government authorities to produce policy brief on wildlife conservation and provide seed money to the fish farmers’ cooperative to encourage fishing cat conservation in and around their surroundings.