WWF's Work in Nepal

WWF started working in Nepal from 1967 when it launched a rhino conservation program in Chitwan. To keep up with the evolving face of conservation and environmental movement, WWF Nepal’s focus progressed from its localized efforts in conservation of single species in 1960s, integrated conservation and development approach in 1990s, to a new horizon of landscape level conservation encompassing national, regional and global scales of complexity in early 2000s.

WWF Nepal is focused in the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) and Sacred Himalayan Landscape (SHL), including Koshi river Basin, and Chitwan Annapurna Landscape (CHAL) under the USAID-funded Hariyo Ban program. WWF Nepal works to conserve flagship and priority key species, forests, freshwater, and to mitigate the pervasive threat of climate change to communities, species and their habitats. Read more →

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Newborn rhino heralds Nepal’s rhino translocation success

Babai Valley in Nepal’s Bardia National Park welcomed its youngest one-horned rhino on 22 May 2016.

26 May 2016 Read more »
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The Greater one-horned rhino in Nepal.

No rhinos poached in Nepal for past two years

Nepal marked two years since its last rhino was poached on 2 May 2014 – as well as the fourth time it has achieved 365 days of zero poaching of ...

02 May 2016 Read more »

Prince Harry visits WWF Nepal’s conservation projects in Bardia

WWF Nepal was honored to host Prince Harry and indulge in conservation conversation with him on 21 March in Bardia.

24 Mar 2016 Read more »
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Light formation in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, to celebrate Earth Hour.

Nepal shines lights on climate action for Earth Hour!

Earth Hour was marked in Nepal by shining 4,000 lights on climate action through an event organized in Basantapur, one of the UNESCO World Heritage ...

20 Mar 2016 Read more »
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On 1 March, a scout team heads out to a location in Chitwan National Park to identify a rhino for the translocation.

Rhino translocation off to a positive start in Nepal’s Terai

A Greater one-horned rhino found a new home in Bardia National Park through a successful translocation expedition from Chitwan National Park.

02 Mar 2016 Read more »
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The Chief Guest of the event, Honorable Minister for Forests and Soil Conservation Agni Prasad Sapkota.

Recognizing Nepal’s ‘Zero Poaching’ Leaders

The Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation felicitated various individuals and organizations who helped achieve zero ...

08 Feb 2016 Read more »