About Us

Wildlife Conservation Association Nepal (WildCAN) is a non-governmental, non-profit making, non-political organization working in the field of natural resource conservation. WildCAN focuses its work on conservation of wildlife and habitats, crime control and human-wildlife conflict management. It was established from current and retired frontline staff working in wildlife conservation in Nepal from both the government and non-government sectors to provide a common platform for the wildlife conservationists and enthusiasts. It is legally registered at District Administration Office, Kathmandu and affiliated with Social Welfare Council, Kathmandu.

WildCAN was one of the co-host of the 9th World Rangers Congress at Sauraha, Chitwan in November 2019.

WildCAN aims to create a society which embraces nature and wildlife.


  • Implement integrated conservation and development programs and support in policy formation for conserving Nepal’s natural resources
  • Support for wildlife habitat conservation, wildlife crime control and human-wildlife conflict management
  • Support investigation and scientific research studies on wildlife
  • Support for meaningful participation of communities on forests and wildlife conservation as well as ensuring their access and sustainable use of the resoirces, especially for the marginalized groups.
  • Develop the capacity of the front-line staff working in the government and non-governmental organizations under the protected area of Nepal

To utilize the knowledge, skills and experience of employees who have retired from government and non-governmental organizations under the protected area of Nepal to achieve the objectives of the organization.

Founding members

  • Madhav Khadka
  • Tika Ram Poudel
  • Lina Chalise
  • Buddhi Raj Pathak
  • Rama Mishra
  • Pratigya Gyawali
  • Rishi Ram Bhurtel