ENPROSC has a core staff of professionals with academic as well as practical experience in the field of environmental planning and management, water resources development, ecology, fisheries, community forestry, community development, environmental engineering, urban planning. socio-economics, acquisition compensation resettlement and rehabilitation program (ACRP). The center is free to use international as well as other national expertise. ENPROSC has received several requests to extend such programs in other districts of the country. Understanding the importance of conservation and science in the sector of environment conservation and sustainable development in the recent years, we have been actively involved in increasing academic links. These recent achievements include MOU with different academic institutions to reach out to the young people in the nation with the main aim of development through scientific and ethical research. Some of the major programs ENPROSC has conducted in the past few years have been described briefly below:
Decentralization of Environmental Management
The project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency through the Canadian Cooperation Office was implemented in Palpa District, Western Nepal. Training was provided to the district level and village level officials and decision makes in consultation with the ministry of Population and Environment and the Ministry of Local Development. As a result a District Environmental Conservation Committee has been formed in Palpa district at the initiation of ENPROSC. The project also prepared the outline of strategic district environmental management plan for the district through a workshop involving key stakeholders. This project has been evaluated by the Canadian (CLIFE) evaluation team and has been appreciated as a successful pioneering venture.
National Turtle Symposium
The organization has successfully conducted four National Symposium since 2020 until 2023. The symposiums were organized in Collaboration from different national and international stake holders for turtle conservation. The programs have been conducted on 23rd of May every year marking the World Turtle Day. ENPROSC has been successful in integrating . Read more of the programs by clicking in the link below:
Croaking Monsoon is our signature program organized in collaboration with academic sector alongside other conservation stakeholders. The program was initiated in 2013 by Companions for Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal (CARON) which has now been handed over to ENPROSC. The program focuses on study of frogs and has been successfully run throughout Nepal with Collaboration from different partners, stakeholders and volunteers. The program was initially launched as Kathmandu Amphibian Survey and has been continued every year. The program is a continuing program which aims on conservation of frogs (you may find different opportunities to participate in the program being conducted this year by clicking on the opportunities tab. Read more of the current project on our on going activities tab or click below to get redirected to open access data from our past programs.
Internship and fellowships
Starting from 2017, ENPROSC has been training interns every year. Four batches of young enthusiastic environmentalists have already been trained in our premises using the various facilities we have provided. These interns have intern designed state of the art programs which includes participatory approach for sustainability. The interns have designed programs that utilize waste in the past. Read more of the program organized by present batch of interns i.e. Blog competition with eco friendly rewards. Some of these achievements include
Environmental Awareness Campaigns
Various awareness campaigns have been launched in many rural areas of Nepal. These programs involve the publication and dissemination of written material containing simple and easy to understand environmental information and responsibilities. Programs have been launched in collaboration with local governments and other institutions in Kathmandu for monitoring pollution in various areas within Kathmandu. Our team has been completing various innovative programs every year to spread the environmental conservation awareness where required. Participatory greening projects have been conducted in several local communities. These programs consisted of cleaning up their neighborhood and planting various species of trees. We have also been actively involved in spreading awareness for the conservation of non charismatic species for Nepalese conservation sector specially focusing amphibians and reptiles. While we have adopted citizen science approach in various programs, our members are on the continuous pursuit of outreach using popular communication as a medium. ENPROSC has also been actively organizing programs every year marking important days such as ‘Environment Day, World Frog Day, World Turtle Day’ with the core aim of communicating importance of science, conservation and need of collaboration in a wider scale.
Wetland Day 2023
Environmental Policy Advisement
Periodic environmental advisement has been provided to various institutions such as the Ministry of Population and Environment (now Ministry of Forests and Environment), Ministry of Local Development, Nepal Electricity Authority etc. ENPROSC professionals were actively involved during the development of the environmental legislation as well. We have organized as well as actively put our views in various meetings, symposiums, workshops and conferences in collaboration from environmental and development stakeholder agencies such as the World Bank, British Herpetological Society. Some of ENPROSC’s major policy inferences have been made in development sector including hydro-power projects such as Kali Gandaki “A” Medium Hydro-power Project.