“Plantation with Purpose” for sustainable coexistence with wildlife

Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF) with financial support from WWF/USAID/Hariyo Ban Program, in coordination with Division Forest Office, Tanahun and support from Suklagandaki Municipality, Ward-12, Tanahun initiated “Plantation with Purpose” at Suklagandaki Municipality-12 on 26 June 2019 for two weeks. SMCRF distributed 5349 saplings to the locals in Pyuridovan, Jaspur, Mulabari, Lamagaun and …

Participation in “Nepal Bird Fair 2019”

To promote bird tourism, aware and attract a diverse group in bird conservation, Pokhara Bird Society organized “Nepal Bird Fair 2019” promoted by Nepal Tourism Board and coordinated by Gandaki Province and Tourism Ministry in Pokhara, Kaski Nepal. The event was supported by Pokhara Tourism Council, Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Zoological Society of London Nepal Office and Nepal Bird …

Training workshop and awareness program on approaches to enhance sustainable co-existence with primates and safety measures

Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation with financial support from WWF/USAID/Hariyo Ban Program and in coordination with Suklagandaki Municipality, Ward-12 and Division Forest Office, Tanahu organised a training workshop and awareness program at Jaspur and Pyuridovan, Suklagandaki Municipality-12, Tanahu on 11 and 12 May 2019. The program aimed at disseminating theoretical and practical knowledge about …

World Pangolin Day 2019 Celebration- our commitment for Pangolin conservation!

On 16th February 2019, 8th World Pangolin Day was celebrated at National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), Lalitpur. The event was organized by Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF) in collaboration with Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE), WWF/USAID/Hariyo Ban Program, Zoological Society of London (ZSL)-Nepal, Himalayan Nature, Hoste Hainse and Taronga Foundation, Australia. …

Celebration of successful nine years!

SMCRF successfully celebrated its 9th Annual General Meeting on 25th August 2018 marking the successful nine years in the research and conservation of small mammals. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr. Maheswor Dhakal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu. Mr. Narayan Lamichhane, Secretary of SMCRF welcomed all …

‘साना प्राणी प्राथमिकतामा परेनन्’

काठमाडौँ, ९ भदौ : विभिन्न क्षेत्रबाट हुने संरक्षणका कार्य ठूला प्राणीमा बढी केन्द्रित हुँदा साना प्राणीको संरक्षण कार्यले प्राथमिकता पाउन नसकेको यस क्षेत्रका जानकारीले बताएका छन् । साना स्तनधारी प्राणी संरक्षण तथा अनुसन्धान फाउण्डेसनको नवौँ वार्षिक साधारणसभाका अवसरमा आज यहाँ आयोजित कार्यक्रममा उहाँहरुले ठूला प्राणीको संरक्षणसँगै साना प्राणीकोे संरक्षणमा पनि सबैको ध्यान जानुुपर्नेमा जोड दिनुभयो …

Sharing Workshop on Bat Conservation Action Plan for Kathmandu Valley

SMCRF organized a Sharing workshop on site specific Bat conservation action plan (2018-2023) for Kathmandu valley on July 20, 2018 at Indreni Foodland and Banquet, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu.  The objective of the workshop was to discuss and revise on the draft of the bat conservation action plan for the Kathmandu valley. Altogether, 36 persons representing …

Rescue and Release of Chinese Pangolin into Taudolchhap Community Forest

A rescued Chinese Pangolin has been safely released into the Taudolchhap Community Forest, Bhaktapur on 6 July 2018 in presence of team from SMCRF, Taudolchhap Community Forest Users Group (TCFUG), Suryabinayak Municipality, District Forest Office, students and local people. This is the 10th successful release of pangolins in the area. SMCRF has been jointly involved …

Huge congratulations to Dr. Arjun Thapa!

Dr. Arjun Thapa, Founder President of SMCRF, has successfully completed his PhD on “Conservation ecology and Genetics of Red Panda across its entire range” from Institute of Zoology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China, under the supervision of Prof. Wei Fuwen. This is a huge accomplishment that requires a tremendous amount of hard …

Announcement of Small Mammals Research Fellowship 2018

We take great pleasure to announce the two recipients of Small Mammals Research Fellowship 2018, selected from more than twenty applications. Mr. Dirgh Bahadur B.K., M.Sc. Zoology, Central Department of Zoology, Kirtipur “Status, Distribution Pattern and Conservation Threats of Pangolin (Manis spp.) in Kailali District, Farwestern, Nepal” Ms. Aarati Basnet, B.Sc. Forestry, Institute of Forestry, …