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Welcome to Himalayan Conservation & Research Institute

Overwatch Feature Image Himalayan Conservation and Research Institute (HCRI), formerly known as Youth for Nature (YFN), is an independent, not-for-profit organization established by a team of young socio-ecological researchers and conservationists from Nepal to promote science-based conservation of natural resources. HCRI is registered at the District Administration Office, Dolpa, under the Society Registration Act, 1978, and is affiliated with the Social Welfare Council in Kathmandu.

HCRI is dedicated to safeguarding natural resources through promoting and conducting interdisciplinary research. HCRI aims to conserve and manage natural resources through participatory research, capacity building, conservation education, awareness, publication, networking, and goal-oriented programs by adopting participatory, experienced-based learning approaches.

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