Lecture #7 – Dr. Ghana Shyam Gurung

Lecture #7: Looking back to move forward: Achievements and challenges of biodiversity conservation in Nepal
September 18, 7:00-8:00pm Vancouver time (Sept 19, 7:45-8:45am – Kathmandu Time; Sept 19, 10:00-11:00am Beijing Time)
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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ghana Shyam Gurung, Country Representative, WWF-Nepal

Dr. Ghana Shyam Gurung is a country representative of WWF-Nepal. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in Natural Science. He has over 20+ years of experience in species and people-centered conservation in Nepal. Dr. Ghana is one of the pioneers of initiating community-based conservation areas and landscape-level conservation in Nepal, which plays a key role in the conservation of iconic wildlife species (tigers, rhinos, and snow leopards) and landscapes encompassing community-based institutions as local stewards of nature conservation. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in formalizing transboundary cooperation with China and India for conservation and wildlife trade control. Recognizing his contribution to global snow leopard conservation, he has been recognized as the Snow Leopard Champion for the WWF Network.

A recent interview of Dr. Gurung in world atlas https://bit.ly/3i8mwDN