Clean up Day 2022

Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF) in collaboration with Kirtipur Municipality organized a cleanup hiking event in the celebration of the “World Clean Up Day 2022 on September 17, 2022. Altogether 32 university students and professional pre-registered for the event amongst which 24 volunteers including university students, professionals and a few local community residents from …

Celebration of The Eleventh World Pangolin Day 2022

On 19th February 2022, Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF) celebrated the eleventh World Pangolin Day in collaboration with the Department of Forests and Soil Conservation (DoFSC), Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), WWF Nepal, ZSL Nepal and IUCN Nepal. Due to COVID pandemic, event was conducted virtually adhering to the government …

Advanced Field course on Ecology and Conservation-XTBG (AFEC-X) 2021

Ms. Varsha Rai, executive member of SMCRF participated in Advanced Field course on Ecology and Conservation-XTBG (AFEC-X). The six-week field course took place from 26 October to 6 December 2021 at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), Yunnan, China. The course involved both students onsite and online from different countries …

Detailed survey of bats in Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park (SNNP)

SMCRF in collaboration with SNNP conducted first phase detailed bat survey from September to November 2021. Field and acoustic surveys were conducted mainly at 14 sites on southern part of the national park. One and/or two Ecotone mist nets and/or a two banks harp trap were deployed. Altogether 15 species of bats were captured. Two …

Pangolin trail cleaned during World Cleanup Day 2021

On 18th September, 2021, Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation organized a cleanup campaign in collaboration with Hello Kirtipur Municipality, Rotaract Club of Kathmandu North, Mira Rai Initiative, European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), Bagh Bhairav Community Forest and local people of Kirtipur. The campaign was held in the Nepal’s first Pangolin Trail located in Machhegaun …

Celebration of International Bat Night 2021

On 31st August 2021, SMCRF in collaboration with Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park (SNNP) office organized an event from 17:00-21:00 hr at Panimuhan to celebrate International Bat Night 2021. Altogether 75 participants including invited guests and the park rangers and other staffs participated in the event. During the event, bat flights over water reservoir were observed, …

Celebration of World Pangolin Day 2021 “Against Wildlife Trade”

On 20th February 2021, Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF) and Bagh Bhairav Community Forest Users Group (CFUG) has celebrated 10th World Pangolin Day (WPD) in collaboration with Kirtipur Municipality in the financial support from WWF, ZSL, IUCN, EOCA and Natural History Society, Winchester College, UK. Following the forest waste management trainings and biodiversity …

Celebration of World Pangolin Day 2020

      Conserving one of the most illegally poached animal Pangolin, remains a major challenge for conservationists today. Due to their dwindling habitat, illegal trade and lack of awareness in the local community have caused a significant decline in the species’ population. Among the 8 types of Pangolin species found in the world, two …

“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 …