Monday, 23 April 2018

The Himalayan Research and Conservation Nepal (HRC Nepal) is a research based institute that undertakes scientific research on diverse aspects of flora and fauna and its environment in Nepal. It is an independent and non-profit organization, legally registered in Government of Nepal at District Administration Office and Social Welfare Council (SWC), Kathmandu in 2006. It is working actively on the burning issues related to biodiversity conservation, sustainable livelihood and natural resource management. HRC Nepal focuses on wildlife research and conservation among the public and students, identify major threats to biodiversity and its resource component.

We are committed to demonstrate the value of wildlife and their special relationship with people. As such, we strongly advocate the need for peoples’ participation as future stewards to attain long-term conservation goal. HRC Nepal runs with rigorous endeavor of agile volunteers and supporters. Both financial and in-kind support is greatly appreciated. We welcome any kind of help that can be offered.
 
Goal

Ensure biodiversity conservation and promote peoples' livelihood through research, conservation, awareness, capacity building and networking.
 
Objectives

The main objectives of Himalayan Research and Conservation Nepal are to:

1. Prioritize and implement biodiversity conservation programs that provide tangible benefits to local people and improve their living condition

2. Conduct scientific and participatory research on wildlife and ecosystem dynamics

3. Promote meaningful participation and awareness of local people in biodiversity research and conservation

4. Promote discussion, coordination and involvement among local, national and international stakeholders to deal with Natural Resource Management issues at landscape level.

5. Impact of climate change on biodiversity

Latest News

Frogs richness and diversity in the rice fields

Nepal harbours high frog diversity which is found both on forest and agricultural landscape. Rice fields of Nepal are one of the important habitats for frogs. They are key bio-indicators of environment and play a significant role in ecosystem functioning.  However, increasing land use change, habitat fragmentation and extensive use of pesticides are posing serious threats to the survival of...

Frog consumption trend in Manaslu Conservation Area

Frogs are declining globally and anthropogenic disturbances are a major factor in local and global amphibian declines. There are eight Paa species of frog recorded in Nepal and are the most exploited frog species for food, medicinal and cultural purposes in the mountainous parts of Nepal. Among them, Paa liebigii and Paa blanfordii breed in the high altitude streams with...

Conservation of Himalayan Musk Deer

The Himalayan musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) is endangered species found in the sub-alpine and alpine region of Nepal. Poaching and natural predation along with human induced habitat alteration are the main reasons for declining musk deer population. Though, it is listed as the protected species of Nepal, its population is still in critical stage. In order to conserve musk deer...

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