Pheasant and Crane

 All six species of Himalayan Pheasant are found in Mustang district of Nepal. This area is popular of crane migration. About 20,000 crane annually use this area as migratory corridor.  By realizing lack of information on its ecology, threats, cultural relation, FON Nepal started its program since 2004.


Program Completed

·         Establishing permanent survey point for future monitoring

·         Counting of Pheasant in 2004 and 2005

·         Formulation of Pheasant and Crane Conservation Committee

·         Conservation camp

·         Nature hiking for students

·         Banner display

Program being continued

·         Monitoring of Pheasant species in the same area(next monitoring is on May-June 2011)

·         Preparing conservation brochure

·         Exploring the hunting and trade of Black Francolin in Dhading district of Nepal

Future Programs

·         National and international partnership for monitoring of Pheasants

·         Continue the monitoring of six Himalayan Pheasants

·         Measure the effectiveness of participatory Pheasant Conservation Committee Kaligandaki Valley

·         Development of Crane conservation materials