NTNC Annual Report 2015
The National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) was established in 1982 by a legislative act as an autonomous and not-for-profit organization, mandated to work in the field of nature conservation in Nepal. The Trust, in past three decades, has successfully implemented various projects to fulfill the need and demands of communities on nature and wildlife conservation, biodiversity as well as cultural heritage protection, ecotourism, alternative energy promotion, gender empowerment, agriculture and livestock support and community based health services for sustainable development of the communities. The Trust’s experience over the years has shown that conservation efforts in low income economies such as Nepal cannot be successful, and sustainable, unless the needs and welfare of the local people are addressed. Holistic and integrated conservation and development programs with active people’s participation aimed at promoting local guardianship is the focus of all the Trust activities.