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The First Female Collared

Lapchhemba, the first female snow leopard GPS-collared in the terrains of Kangchenjunga is our hope to gain new knowledge for the protection of The Ghost of the Mountains.


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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20 foothold snares were set up in different locations at altitudes of 4,500m. A transmitter connected to the snare triggers an alarm at the control station once an animal is caught in it.

First female snow leopard GPS-collared in Nepal paves way for new knowledge in conservation science

A female snow leopard was successfully collared with GPS technology for the first time in Nepal’s Kangchenjunga Conservation Area.

20 Jun 2016 Read more »

Rebuilding a future for Nepal’s quake-hit children

Nawalpur Secondary School, destroyed completely by the earthquake of 25 April 2015 in Sindhupalchowk district, got a new lease of life with ...

13 Jun 2016 Read more »

Nepal to host World Ranger Congress in 2019

9th World Ranger Congress is being held in Nepal in 2019, the first time the event has ever been hosted in Asia.

31 May 2016 Read more »

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 »