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