Our work is guided by three key values. These help us to meet our mission of protecting biodiversity, in ways that respect local communities, embrace science, and empower others to safeguard nature.
We prioritize science-led conservation, monitoring and evaluation. All of our on-the-ground work integrates research that builds knowledge to guide better conservation practice, and simultaneously helps to build the capacity of early-career colleagues. Our research places particular importance on the social dimension of conservation.
Conservation must empower groups that have been traditionally under-represented in the sector, including women, Indigenous communities, young people, and the rural communities who live alongside wildlife. We support others to engage in conservation, and help to ensure that rural livelihoods, and experiences are central to policy and practice.
Nepal faces a rapidly changing environment, a complex political landscape, and frequent development-conservation trade-offs. In response, we use our science and position to speak publicly about challenging and controversial issues that are central to the survival of biodiversity and rural communities.
Wildlife crimes are among the biggest challenges for biodiversity conservation, and there is interest worldwide in curbing it. Recently, the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), the world’s leading body in this arena, highlighted in its biannual report for 2021-2022 that despite global gains, the threat of illegal wildlife trade remains significant. It recommended that countries significantly […]Read more..
January 5, 2024 | Mongabay
The new procedures raise a lot of questions, the most important question it raises is: Whose protected area is it? – Kumar PaudelRead More
December 3, 2023 | South China Morning Post
Taxol in yew trees is used in cancer treatment, and has prompted ‘haphazard exploitation’ of the species by pharmaceutical firms. Proper government guidelines are needed to prevent illegal harvesting of yew trees and the species’ long-term survival in the wild.Read More