ForestAction Nepal recently completed a comprehensive assessment of Jalthal forest biodiversity. Jalthal forest is a biodiversity rich remnant forest in Jhapa district and is an important habitat for Elephant. The assessment included floral diversity, forest status, tree inventory, and forest disturbance and conservation status. The survey involved 25 local people (80 man-days work), three MSc students, one forester and an ecologist. The fieldwork was led by ForestAction researcher Dr. Lila Nath Sharma. Data entry is in progress while the preliminary analysis of the second stage sampling will be conducted.