• Raptors at Risk

    Raptors at Risk

    A recent status assessment has shown 18% of raptor species in the world are on the verge of extinction and additional 52% species are declining. 

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  • Climate Change

    Climate Change

    The Himalaya is one of the world’s most sensitive hotspots to global climate change with impacts manifesting at a particularly rapid rate. Climate change is now emerging as the biggest threat to biodiversity loss.

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  • Biodiversity Conservation

    Biodiversity Conservation

    Natural ecosystem is facing immense pressure due to human activities that results biodiversity loss. Loss of biodiversity resulting scarcity of resources, therefore it is important to save all forms of life on the Earth and their well-being.

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  • Community Welfare

    Community Welfare

    Community livelihood is deeply connected with the nature. Education and awareness alone are not sufficient if a community is struggling to survive. Therefore, conservation of nature and biodiversity can be achieved more easily through the sharing of conservation benefits to the impoverished community.

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  • Fresh Water Ecosystem

    Fresh Water Ecosystem

    Freshwater ecosystems have suffered catastrophic declines in biodiversity. Habitat loss, overexploitation and infectious diseases are recognized drivers of aquatic biodiversity decline. 

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Welcome to
Himalayan Nature

Founded in 2000, Himalayan Nature is a development and conservation research institute, working for sustainable livelihoods of Himalayan communities as well as initiating scientific research on Himalayan biodiversity and the broader environment. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization actively working on emerging issues related to the development and conservation of natural resources, and sustainable livelihoods of people in the Himalayan region. Himalayan Nature is a science-based organization and takes an independent view of livelihood options provided to local communities and biodiversity conservation issues. We provide sound advice on aspects of social development and environmental management to government authorities and other concerned agencies. Periodically, we release statements to help improve awareness among the public and policy makers on the sustainable livelihood issues and environmental challenges. 

 

Ghodaghodi's Guardians: Communities Restoring a Ramsar Wetland at Watershed Level
Ghodaghodi's Guardians: Communities Restoring a Ramsar Wetland at Watershed Level

The Ghodaghodi Lake Area (GLA) is a Ramsar site and Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) in the far-western Nepal. The largest standing freshwater system in lowland Nepal, with high natural capital, it provides ecosystem services and livelihoods for ca. 5,000 households.

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Nepal Raptor Conservation Program
Nepal Raptor Conservation Program

Raptors are an effective indicator of ecosystem health, >50% raptor species in Nepal are nationally threatened - mainly due to anthropogenic activities.

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Message for Conservation

News & Events

Where the Egyptian Vulture breed?

8th March, 2019

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) builds nest on crags, outcrops and shallow caves in cliffs and sometimes on trees too. Same nest sites can be used for several years. Understanding of nesting habitat of this species is important to identify the resources requirement for the breeding period.

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Training on Pangolin Conservation

9th April, 2019

We are continuing to strengthen our Community Based Anti-Poaching Units (CBAPUs) as a pangolin conservation iniviatives in Nepal.

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