Conservation

The aim of the Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme is to deliver a broad-based, multidisciplinary programme of conservation activities focussed on recovering the Critically Endangered pygmy hog. By promoting the pygmy hog as a flag ship species for the wider conservation of the alluvial grasslands, the programme hopes to positively impact many other threatened species unique to this habitat.

The main objectives of the programme are:

  • To assist recovery of the species by reintroducing captive-bred hogs into all suitable habitats remaining or restored in their former known range
  • To facilitate enhanced understanding of the species and its keystone role for better management and conservation of natural biodiversity in early successional alluvial grasslands of the Himalayan foothill plains in the Indian sub-continent.