ENPROSC: “Integrating Research and Action for Sustainable Future”

Environment Protection and Study Center (ENPROSC) is a national level autonomous non profitable, non-governmental organization (NGO) registered with Nepal government in 1994 and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (SWC). ENPROSC works primarily on four fronts:

  • Research
  • Capacity Building
  • Evidence Based Ground Level Actions
  • Environmental Advocacy & Communication

Research and conservation are our main focus. We firmly believe that well designed and executed collaborative scientific research is essential to identify, characterize and evaluate environmental problems so as to prepare clear actions for evidence based decision making. Thus, we closely work in partnership with various organizations ranging from academic institutions and non-governmental organization to government authorities to carry out activities on diverse thematic areas such as biodiversity, climate change, disaster risk management, pollution and environmental awareness.

Our research on wildlife and biodiversity are primarily targeted towards the non-charismatic plants and animal groups species such as herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles), small mammals, birds, fishes, insects and habitats associated with them. Research efforts on biodiversity conservation are complemented by exploring the human dimensions interlinked with conservation issues and restoration ecology. Integrating scientific evidence with local context, using both scientific and socio-economic tools and approaches, are important organizational priority.

As an important working thematic area, capacity building, field based activities, information dissemination and environmental advocacy are carried out in parallel with research works. Training and internship to the students of natural science and humanities are one of the regular activities of ENPROSC. We regularly organize training in collaboration with other organizations to train students on the aspects of biodiversity conservation, field biology, research methodology, scientific and popular communication, statistics and data analysis, and geographic information system (GIS). Additionally, we provide opportunity to students and citizen scientists to participate in research and conservation activities as a part of participatory capacity enhancement.

We make timely communication of our research findings and activities through both scientific and popular communication.