The Zoological Society of London,
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Britain-Nepal 200: Celebrating Nepal’s Success Stories in Biodiversity Conservation
Friday 26 February 2016 @ the Zoological Society of London, NW1 4RY
Held as part of Britain-Nepal 200 bicentenary celebrations in association with the Zoological Society of London and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The rich biodiversity of Nepal is a tribute to its diverse climate, altitudinal variation and geography. In total 118 ecosystems have been identified, and the country is home to some of the world’s most remarkable plant and animal species. Over the past 40 years the government of Nepal has been at the forefront of conservation in South Asia, with the introduction of effective ‘Conservation Areas’, and implementation of robust environmental legislation and anti-poaching measures. These initiatives have proven highly successful and in 2011 and 2013 Nepal celebrated zero poaching. However, human population growth, exacerbated by climate change, and a period of social and political instability, and recently the April 2015 earthquake, have resulted in increased pressure on habitats and wildlife. Recent conservation successes will be showcased to demonstrate how the strategies utilized in Nepal provide valuable examples for conservation activities across the rest of the subcontinent. Keynote talks include the Director General, Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Government of Nepal (TBC), and Professor Jonathan Baillie, Director of Conservation Programmes, ZSL.
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