University of Washington collaborates nature conservation in Nepal

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By Nepal Polity Desk

A training on Conservation Biology and Global Health kicked off in Kathmandu.

The training is collaborated by the University of Washington, aimed at nature conservation in Nepal, with special focus on wildlife conservation.

The five-day practical training is organized jointly by The University of Washington, The United States and Nepal Biodiversity Research Society (NEBORS), Nepal.

This is the 17th event of this series, which was started in 2002.

The University of Washington Professor Dr. Randall C. Kyes and Tribhuvan University Professor Dr. Mukesh Chalise had launched this initiative 17 years back.

The special focus of the training is wildlife conservation and human welfare.

The event is participated in by 28 young people. They are university students, Journalists and researchers.

This year, nine colleges from three universities of Nepal are represented through students of Biology, Environment Science, Forestry, Agriculture and Journalism.

Experts from the United States and Nepal will be devising knowledge on various aspects of wildlife conservation, including, wild animal counting, use of Geographical Positioning System (GPS), Range Finder, Camera Trapping, Darting, Radio Coloring, and wildlife behavior.

Wildlife situation of the world, CITES, CBD and other international conventions and treaties, environment pollution, invasive species and wildlife related practices will also be covered during the training.

Importance of wild animal and impacts of natural resources on human livelihood will also be focused during the learning sessions. Class lecture plus field study method is employed for more practical knowledge.

The event was inaugurated jointly by Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Deputy Director General Gopal Bhattarai and Tribhuvan University Associate Professor Deepak Gajurel, University of Washington Professor Dr. Randal C. Kyes, and Professor Dr. Mukesh Chalise.