The Small Earth Nepal (SEN), in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), organised a graduates workshop- “Graduates Hive: Synergizing Knowledge on Biodiversity” with the theme for this year “Celebrating 25 years of Action on Biodiversity” on 22nd May, 2018 at ICIMOD Knowledge Park, Godawari, Lalitpur. The workshop constituted of three sessions viz Session 1: Paper Presentation, Session 2: Story Telling “Exploring the horizon of Biodiversity” and Session 3: Sharing knowledge on research tools and techniques.
Ms. Tulshi Laxmi Suwal, an emerging small mammal’s conservationist, shared her life struggle and how she followed her dreams to be a person who she is today at the workshop. She is now the President of Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF) who was once crippled by the financial crisis even to pay her tuition fees and had faced objections to work on wildlife sector being a girl child. She is a role model for many young women in the conservation sector and her works in Pangolin are of noteworthy. Being the leading woman researcher to work in small mammals in Nepal, she is thankful to her family and her friends for their continued support and taking her organization to a next level. Nearly 30 participants attended the workshop.