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Prabhat Raj Dahal

I am Prabhat Raj Dahal from Kathmandu, Nepal. I am an environmental engineer and an aspiring environmental scientist. I have a M.Sc. degree in Earth System Science from Universität Hohenheim, Germany and I will be starting my doctoral journey at La Sapienza and Birdlife International from late 2018. My broader research interests include application of geospatial tools like GIS and remote sensing in the domain of environmental sciences. My master’s thesis involved classification of different types of glaciers and glacial lakes in and around the Mt. Everest region using satellite imagery and construction of a time series for 23 years.  Also, I have a keen interest in observing earth as a system and the interactions among the different components of this system. Recently I have been involved with IUCN-Nepal and Kathmandu Living Labs in mapping and modelling the habitat areas of 75 different mammalian species found in Nepal along with their respective life zones based on climatic data under the context of climate change. I am very fond of using open source tools for spatial data analysis and visualization. I strongly believe geospatial technology in combination with in situ methods has a great scope in conservation science. In my spare time I am mostly occupied with music, literature and wandering in the foothills of the Himalayas.

A good case of conservation in action : Nepal

A good case of conservation in action : Nepal

Introduction The rate of resource use and its implication on environment has been well documented. According to the Living Planet Index report of 2018, 60% of wildlife population has declined over the last 40 years. It is also looking more and more likely that we will be unable to meet the goals we have set ...