Conserve intactness of ecosystem and diversity of wildlife in this ecosphere

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Prof. Tej Kumar Shrestha
Ph.D., D.Sc., CBiol., FIBiol.,
F.L.S. (London)

Tej Kumar Shrestha was born in Baglung, Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal. He initially learned his ornithology at Tribhuvan University, Nepal, Bhopal University, India and at University of Arkansas...

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About Us


The Himalayan Ecosphere (HE) is a Nepal based organization with of projects in implementation and many plans for the years ahead. It was founded in 2008. The main objective of the institute is to contribute sustainable development of mountain regions by means of scientific investigation capacity building and technical assistance exchange of experience and realization of the projects.

This institute also aims to undertake multidisciplinary research activity concerning aquatic and terrestrial environmental issues. Further, this institute will monitor aquatic and terrestrial environment and change occurring, analyze impact, plan and develop scientific management and Interlink ecosphere related scientific planning and research to safeguard Himalayan  and alpine environment in global basis with theoretical and practical approach and bring them into international forum.

Glimpse of Nepal

Nepal extended in the from of an elongated rectangle between the longitudes of 80°-15’ and 88°-15’E, latitude of 26°-15’ and 30°-30’ N. It is bounded on the north by the Tibet, autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China and on the east, south and west by Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh states of India. The total area of the kingdom is 800 kilometers east-west and its breadth varies from 144 to 240 kilometers north-south. Nepal has an area of 147,181 sq. km
Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms if the bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and latitudinal variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 80 m above sea level to the highest point on earth Mt. Everest at 8,848m, all within a distance of 150 km resulting into climatic condition from Subtropical to Arctic. 

Interesting Facts about Nepal

Nepal-occupying only about 0.1% (147,181 sq. Km) of the earth - is abode of:
-2% of all the flowering plants in the world;
-8% of the world’s population of birds (more than 879 species);
-4% of mammals on earth;
-11 of the world’s 15 families of butterflies (more than 500 species);

-600 indigenous plant families


Associate1Chitwan National Park: Natural History, Ecology and Wilderness
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Associate1Himalayan flowers tree and animals
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Associate1Birds of Nepal
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Associate1Wildlife of Nepal
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