Research, publications and university teaching

One of our main objectives is to study and research or make provision for study and research on natural resources, ecology, environment of Nepal.

-Journal of Natural History Museum, a peer-reviewed science journal since 1977

-National and international journal articles, books, book chapters authored by faculty members

-Supervision of dissertations for M.Sc. students

-Reports by faculty members

-Feature articles by faculty members

-National and international presentations

-Research projects

-Visiting faculty at central departments, TU

CITES authority since 1990

Natural History Museum (NHM) is the scientific authority in fauna for CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).

What is CITES ? Click here:

Natural History Museum CITES Unit

Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Thapa, Associate Professor and Chief

Dr. Ishan Gautam, Associate Professor

NHM CITES Unit cooperates with government of Nepal:

Ministry of Forest and Environment

Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC)

District Forest Office(s) of Nepal

Ministry of Finance, Department of Customs, Tribhuvan Airport Customs Office

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Postal Services Department

NHM provides expert views on CITES related issues to Government of Nepal, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force and gives a forum for interaction and opportunities for collaboration and networking.

“Fauna and Flora of Nepal listed in CITES Appendices”


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“साईटिस अनुसूचीमा सूचीकृत नेपालमा पाइने सङ्कटापन्न वन्यजन्तु तथा वनस्पतिहरू”
प्रकाशकः राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज तथा वन्यजन्तु संरक्षण विभाग, बबरमहल, काठमाडौँ ।


श्री लक्ष्मणप्रसाद पौड्याल, इकोलोजिष्ट, राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज तथा वन्यजन्तु संरक्षण विभाग

श्री ऋषि रानाभाट, सहायक इकोलोजिष्ट, राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज तथा वन्यजन्तु संरक्षण विभाग

श्री भुपेन्द्रप्रसाद यादव, सहायक इकोलोजिष्ट, राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज तथा वन्यजन्तु संरक्षण विभाग

श्री डम्बर भण्डारी, सहायक वन अधिकृत, वन विभाग

श्री कल्पना शर्मा (ढकाल), सहायक वैज्ञानिक अधिकृत, वनस्पति विभाग

डा. ईशान गौतम, जीव विज्ञ, त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्यालय, प्राकृतिक विज्ञान सङ्ग्रहालय


श्री मन बहादुर खड्का, महानिर्देशक, राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज तथा वन्यजन्तु संरक्षण विभाग

श्री गोपाल प्रकाश भट्टराई, उप–महानिर्देशक, राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज तथा वन्यजन्तु संरक्षण विभाग


राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज तथा वन्यजन्तु संरक्षण विभाग (२०७५) साईटिस अनुसूचीमा सूचीकृत नेपालमा पाइने सङ्कटापन्न वन्यजन्तु तथा वनस्पतिहरू, नेपाल सरकार वन तथा वातावरण मन्त्रालय, राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज तथा वन्यजन्तु संरक्षण विभाग, बबरमहल, काठमाडौँ ।

Public programs

The Museum’s collections serve many purposes. The range of specimens on display form full of great learning  opportunities for visitors. The museum runs programs of activities for school groups, adults, community groups, persons with disabilities etc. Until a few years back, the museum was holding mobile science exhibitions in different villages, towns and schools for disseminating knowledge on conservation and to create interest on natural history of Nepal. Altogether 20 districts have been covered by the mobile science exhibition so far. This program is acclaimed by all.

Exhibit Galleries

Mobile Science Exhibitions

Educational/Awareness Activities

-School Programs

-Public Programs

-Youth Programs

-Programs for community

-Programs for persons with disabilities

-Training Program

-Film/Drama Shows

Expand your knowledge of the natural world with our adult learning activities.

We are changing our offer for adults to meet the needs of a wider audience. Examine fossils, flora and fauna.

Community groups

The Museum is a great resource for different community groups. Through relationships with local groups, we will develop a program to suit your community’s needs. It includes fun and inspiring visits.

Program for persons with disabilities

This includes a ‘Touch, Feel and Learn’ program for children with the use of objects, audio-aids and Braille materials. Special guided tours and workbook activities will be conducted for children with speech/hearing impairments. In addition the museum will organize specialized weeklong programmes for the benefit of children with disabilities.

Information for educational group visits

Enjoy our exhibition, common to rare, endangered or endemic species.

We hold a number of principal zoological specimens. Read on to find out our permanent galleries. 14,843 butterflies & moths, 4,142 beetles, 1,464 dragonflies, 1,604 other insects, 6 lower chordates, 890 fishes, 107 amphibians, 390 reptiles, 1,194 birds, 225 mammals, 22 skeletons, 964 fossils and animal body parts, and 107 plastic clay models and 74 rocks and minerals.

We have 124 Algae, fungi and 2,320 mushrooms, 61 lichens, 1, 124 bryophytes, 507 pteridophytes , 163 gymnosperms , and 5,034 angiosperms, and a molar tooth of a primitive hominoid, Shivapithecus that is assumed to be 8-10 millions years old.

The Natural History Museum hosts seminars for students and communities as well, inside and outside the museum.

The Natural History Museum conducts taxidermy trainings for government officials,  teachers, students etc.

Natural History Museum provides rich opportunities for science learning. Hopefully, all visitors leave the museum, acquiring a new sense of conservation and sustainable utilization of Nepal’s  precious natural resources.

We look forward to seeing you soon.