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Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 170516858

Study of the Data Deficient Narayanghat Whipping Frog (Polypedates zed) from Chitwan District, Nepal.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 170516858) - Narayanghat Whipping Frog - Awarded $1,500 on March 20, 2018

Chitwan harbouring 16 species of frogs (Shah and Tiwari and Kästle et. al. 2013). Narayanghat Whipping Frogs (Polypedates zed) are only reported from Narayangart River, Central Nepal (310m). Narayani River marks the western boundary for Chitwan National Park (CNP). Dubois (1987) had reported and described with morphometric characterization for first time from Narayangart, Chitwan District. According to the IUCN Red List of threatened species category (2004), P.zed is Data Deficient.

 

Objectives:

i. Determine status of P.zed and others frogs in Chitwan district.

ii. Determine distribution and habitat of frog species in Chitwan District.

iii. Identification of potential threats to frogs.

iv. Educate local, park official and students of frogs conservation.

 

 



Project 170516858 location - Nepal, Asia