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PRALAD YONZON CONSERVATION FORUM – 61

  • By: resources_himalaya
  • October 23, 2017

PRALAD YONZON CONSERVATION FORUM – 61

Event Held Date : 2017-10-23

For the 61st series of PYCF, we had invited Ms Tulshi Laxmi Suwal, President of Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF). The program started with the welcome note and brief introduction of speaker by Ms Binita Pandey, EGH coordinator. Ms Suwal had her presentation on title “Journey for the conservation of Pangolin in Nepal”. She started her presentation explaining the two species of Pangolin found in Nepal, which are a threatened animals protected by National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973. She further emphasized on the morphology, distribution pattern, population and feeding behavior of the species along with the challenges she faced in the initial stages of her work. She shifted her talk towards the exploitation of species for medicinal and ornamental purposes in context of Nepal. She concluded her presentation stressing on the urgency to protect and conserve the species along with the recommendation of further research on Pangolin genetics, human interactions and illegal trade. The program ended with closing remarks by Prof Dr Khadga Basnet of Central Department of Zoology along with the appreciation of guest speaker with a token of love.

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