The village community is now well mobilized for conservation and is realizing and experiencing the benefits of their efforts. The area is rich in wildlife as it is contiguous with neighbouring Shirui forest area. The villagers report presence of leopard, bear, deers, slow loris, hoolock gibbon, tragopan, wild fowl, porcupine among others in their reserved forest and the neighbouring forest areas. The main vegetation is alder, pine, oak, taxus among others.
One major constraint to biodiversity conservation in this area is that the neighbouring villages are not covered under the NERCORMP-IFAD project. Many of the individuals in these neighbouring villages continue to hunt and trap animals. Unless, these neighbouring villages are also covered under such project or massive awareness programmes, the isolated efforts of Mapum village may not yield desired results or conservation goals.