Achievements of NTNC

  • A national organization that is recognized nationally and internationally for pioneering, conceptualizing and implementing innovative ideas, such as:
    • Implemented landscape level conservation programs (tiger, rhino),
    • Successfully managed and is managing two Conservation Areas in Nepal,
    • ICDP (community-based conservation interventions) model designed, tested, piloted and implemented; examples – ACAP and Baghmara Community Forestry in Chitwan,
    • Pioneered the implementation of a self-financing national conservation modality (ACAP),
    • Significantly contributed in developing and implementing eco-tourism model
    • Piloted and successfully implemented captive breeding,
    • Pioneer in wildlife science research,
    • Managing the only national Zoo in the country in a financially sustainable manner,
    • Linked micro-hydro promotion with forest protection in program areas;
  • Instrumental in providing science and evidence-based inputs for policy dialogue and policy formulation at the national level; as well as being the national knowledge base in biodiversity conservation;
  • Initiated formulation of Conservation Area Regulations and buffer zone regulations;
  • Trusted partner of the Government and international development partners;
  • First national institution to be entrusted by multilateral organizations such as the ADB, GEF and UNF to implement conservation and biodiversity programs/projects;
    Recognized internationally and awarded the following for its unique achievements:
    • Tourism for Tomorrow – Worldwide and Asia-Pacific,
    • J. Paul Getty Conservation Award,
    • UNEP Global 500 Award,
    • Deutscher-Riesburo-Varband Award of Tourism and Environment,
    • Abraham Conservation Award from WWF for the Tourism Management Sub-committee of Chhomrong Village;
  • Human resources of NTNC recognized and in demand nationally and globally;
  • Fully managed by Nepalese personnel.