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Based on its own rigorous scientific studies and the years of experience of the Research Fellows and staff, National Research Foundation Nepal (NRFN) advises government agencies, donors and NGOs for the improvement of natural resource management in the region. We do this by through meetings, the media, special publications, and so on.


Recommendations for Updating the Protected Animal List for the Government of Nepal


Nepal is exceptionally rich in biological diversity for a country of its size. The country has introduced a number of acts and laws related to the conservation of natural biodiversity. The National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act (2029) is the main Act that protects animals both within and outside protected areas. Outside protected areas the Act is enforced by Department of Forests. The list of animals given in the Act has not been revised for last 30 years. There is an urgent need to review the status of animals in the country and keep updating the list of wildlife protected by this Act. A separate Act controls the protection of plants and we did not attempt to cover this in our proposal. Our proposal aimed to update the existing knowledge of the status of animals in the country and formulated recommendations for the government to include additional species into the Act.