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Meena Bohara

Meena received her PhD degree in Ecology from The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China in 2020 and is a recipient of CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship. During her PhD, she specialized in plant and soil nutrient dynamics via litter decomposition. She is primarily interested in interdisciplinary research on nature and biodiversity conservation.

Kaushal Yadav

Kaushal Yadav, originally from eastern Nepal, holds graduate degrees in Environmental Science and Sociology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has been involved in wildlife research since 2012. His master’s dissertation on habitat use probability of snow leopards in western Nepal began his professional career in wildlife research and conservation.

Sanej Prasad Suwal

Sanej is an ecologist, wildlife researcher and keen traveller having particular interest in highland biodiversity conservation. He holds masters degree in environmental science with involvement in different wildlife research and conservation activities. He has been working for the conservation of butterflies of Nepal for a while now.

Aastha Joshi

Aastha is a Master’s student in Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University and has profound interest in biodiversity research and conservation. She has been studying bird species assemblages in different management regimes in eastern Nepal as her master’s dissertation. Her recent focus is centered at monitoring birds in diversity hotspots.

Aditi Subba

Aditi is a conservationist, interested in human-nature dynamics and the global practices of nature conservation by different communities. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Conservation from University of Greenwich, England.

Sabita Gurung

Sabita, a wildlife researcher from the indigenous Gurung community of Ghanpokhara in the Annapurna Conservation Area, completed MSc in Zoology from Tribhuvan University and postgraduate diploma in International Wildlife Conservation from WildCRU, University of Oxford . She has worked with a wide range of wildlife including amphibians, birds (specially Barn owl), bats, rodents, pangolins, primates and landscape-level biodiversity surveys. Her interest lies in predator-prey dynamics, human-wildlife conflict, human dimensions in conservation and sustainable co-existence.

Kabi Raj Khatiwada

Kabi Raj Khatiwada is an Environmental Science graduate, specialising in climate change and water resource assessment in the Himalayan Basins. He applies hydrological modelling tools, climate data products for analysis, interpretation and visualisation of climatic and hydrological information at different scales. He is passionate about understanding the changing climate and the different components of the water cycle, future scenarios and climate induced disasters.

Bidhan Adhikary

Bidhan Adhikary completed his double degree MSc in Tropical Forestry from Technical University of Dresden, Germany and MSc in Forests and Livelihood from University of Copenhagen, Denmark under the Erasmus Mundus SUTROFOR Master’s program in 2017. He has worked in various projects on wildlife research and conservation including conservation media and education since 2010. His favorite subject is ecology and animal behavior.

Jeevan Rai

Jeevan completed his MSc in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, postgraduate diploma in International Wildlife Conservation from WildCRU, University of Oxford, and MSc in Statistical Ecology at St Andrews University, UK.

Research Assistant

Asmit Subba

Asmit Subba is a field biologist from eastern Nepal currently pursuing a Master’s degree in zoology from Tribhuvan University. He has been studying critically endangered Chinese pangolin in eastern Nepal. He is also interested in bird feeding/breeding ecology and migratory pattern.

Manoj Pokharel

Manoj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University. His research interests are inclined towards understanding the spatial ecology, interspecific interaction, and human-wildlife interactions with a focus on terrestrial mammals and amphibians. He has been working on sloth bear research and conservation in southeast Nepal for the past two years.

Research Intern

Nishan Limbu

Nishan is currently pursuing his master’s in Zoology at Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University. He is an early-career conservationist, child activist, and a young researcher with optimism for the future. His passion lies in the field of ecology and environment with great interest in the conservation of wildlife.