A Registered Charity (No. 818/056/57) with Government of Nepal

About Us

Founded in 2000, Himalayan Nature is an international conservation research institute, initiating scientific research on Himalayan floral and faunal diversity and the broader environment. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization actively working on emerging issues related to the conservation of natural resources, and the improvement of living conditions of people in the Himalayan region.

Himalayan Nature is a science-based organization and takes an independent view of biodiversity conservation issues. We provide scientific advice on aspects of environmental management to government authorities and other concerned nature conservation organizations. Periodically, we release statements to help improve awareness among the public and policy makers of environmental situations. The organization is supported by internationally renowned scientists who have long experience of the natural history and ecology of the Himalayan region. We work closely with other research and conservation organizations within and outside Nepal, complementing their work and exchanging data.

The wide geographic coverage of the organization’s work includes the northern part of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, the whole of Bhutan, southeast Tibet and the northern part of Myanmar. However most of our work is in Nepal and India. We are based in Kathmandu and have three field study centers in Nepal, in Koshi, Chitwan and Lumbini. We collaborate with several community-based organizations working in higher altitude environments.

We can be contacted at the address given in this web page for further enquiries. We appreciate any assistance or advice that helps achieve the goals of Himalayan Nature.

VisionCommunities that live in harmony with nature and manage biodiversity in the Himalayan region.
Mission StatementHimalayan Nature is dedicated to explore the natural history of the Himalayan region to inform and empower the public for a knowledge-based management of natural resources in the most participatory way possible.
GoalEnsure biodiversity conservation and promote peoples’ livelihood in Himalayan communities through research, conservation, awareness, capacity building and networking.
ObjectivesThe main objectives of Himalayan Nature are to:


1. Prioritize and implement biodiversity conservation programs that provide tangible benefits to local people and improve their living condition
2. Conduct scientific and participatory research on flora, fauna and ecosystem dynamics
3. Promote meaningful participation and awareness of local people in biodiversity research and conservation
4. Foster dialogue, networking and partnership among local, national and international stakeholders to deal with biodiversity issues at landscape level.
5. Promote eco-friendly activities in the region eg. Eco-tourism.

Member of IUCN

Himalayan Nature has been approved as a member of The International Union for Conservation of Nature in the categoryof national non-governmental organization, Group 1 by IUCN Council at its 76th meeting held in Gland from 23-25 May 2011.