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The actions we take today will define the planet’s path over the next century. People need nature — and for over 12 years, the Himalayan Conservation & Research Institute has worked to protect it. Nature and wildlife are our most fundamental infrastructural bricks and we must thrive with them.

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Himalayan Conservation and Research Institute (HCRI), formerly known as Youth for Nature (YFN), is a non-governmental, and not for profit organization established by a team of young socio-ecological researchers and conservationists from Nepal with the aim of promoting science-based conservation of natural resources in Nepal and beyond..

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At HCRI, we are driven by the holistic approach for our action to achieve the sustainability in all our working areas. These are our current tenure top priorities.


   We believe learning happens everywhere with immersive experiences in nature and full mentorship programs. In order to create a generation of conscious global citizens who care about the planet and respect the environment. To create the future for our youth, We have published various books, established various libraries around the Nepal and provide current hands-on workshop.On top of that HCRI has provision of providing financial scholarship to the individuals to complete their study.

Snow Leopard Conservation

The number of the snow leopard is declining because of habitat degradation and fragmentation, reduction in natural prey due to illegal hunting as well as competition with livestock, the retaliatory killing of snow leopard, lack of awareness and lack of transboundary efforts, and HCRI actively engage upland communities as stewards for the snow leopard, its prey and habitat, provide veterinary training to local livestock herders and create conservation awareness on local people.


HCRI Livelihood action include holistic approach encompassing many components of health, education, skills training, capacity building and awareness. The projects work in sync with government development programmes and facilitate linkages to public services and schemes for the project beneficiaries.


Animals and plants have always had a hard time surviving. Scientists estimate that over two thirds of the animals and plants that once lived on Earth are now extinct. The reason for this is the combination of natural and man-made causes. At HCRI we are dedicated to conserve threatened wildlife and wild places.


We know forests are home to more than three-quarters of the world’s life on land. Approximately 750 million people, including 60 million Indigenous people, live in forests, too. HCRI is working to align the focus to conserve the  forests to sustain nature’s diversity, benefit our climate and support human well-being.

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