Biodiversity Conservation Society Nepal (BIOCOSNEPAL) is a non-governmental, non profit-making, non political and member based organization. It is established with an aim to provide more effort in biological resources conservation. The number of species declining and becoming extinct is increasing. BIOCOSNEPAL believes that one species that becomes extinct today means other species is not secured for tomorrow. So it advocates equal importance of the existence of all species in the Earth and makes its step into the world of conservation. BIOCOSNEPAL also minutely observes the impact of managing habitat for single species or a few species over other species; therefore, it endeavors to achieve overall biodiversity conservation.
In the context of Nepal, major emphasis has been given to participatory conservation, while species focusing management interventions are also required for effective conservation. BIOCOSNEPAL gives equal emphasis to both aspects of conservation for healthy survival of the species.
BIOCOSNEPAL, a form of eco-group, founded in December 2002, is the union of young conservationists and environmentalists who are inspired by biodiversity conservation and ecological sustenance. Eco-group started conducting research and awareness programs on biodiversity especially on birds, plants, mammals and their habitats. This spirit came out when eco- members became involved in research and conservation activities supported by World Pheasant Association, Oriental Bird Club, Club 300 Foundation and WWF for research and conservation education program from the start of our conservation endeavors.
We eco-group members felt the need of an organization which not only focuses on single species project work but instead has a vision to explore research and conservation of single species and biodiversity as a whole. In 2007, we transformed this eco-group into a non-governmental authorized organization i.e. Biodiversity Conservation Society Nepal (BIOCOSNEPAL) for the conservation of the flora and fauna of Nepal. BIOCOSNEPAL is registered in 2008 in District Administration Office of Lalitpur district with registered charity number 2761/49. It is affiliated with Social Welfare Council, Kathmandu Nepal, with affiliation number 26343.
- Provide scientific information on wildlife and their habitats through various research work
- Study the relationships between people and biodiversity.
- Identify the various effects of climate change on biodiversity.
- Conduct social welfare and conservation awareness programs
- Implement conservation programs through management and restoration of habitat in natural condition