Ganga Ram Regmi

Ganga Ram Regmi
Tribhuvan University · Institute of Forestry

MSc Primate Conservation, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

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Introduction
I am Ganga Ram Regmi from Nepal. I have completed MSc Zoology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and MSc Primate Conservation from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.
Additional affiliations
November 2008 - present
Global Primate Network
Global Primate Network
Position
  • Founder & President
November 2007 - April 2008
Bird Conservation Nepal
Position
  • Vulture Field Biologist
Education
September 2010 - August 2011
Oxford Brookes University
Field of study
  • Primate Conservation
December 2004 - November 2006
Tribhuvan University
Field of study
  • Zoology

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Publications (35)
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Crop-raiding by wild animals is increasingly known to cause conflict between these animals and humans; subsequent losses incurred by farmers may make communities antagonistic and intolerant towards wildlife protection. There is an increasing need to understand interspecific and geographic differences in patterns of crop-raiding. Here, focussing on...
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The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a globally threatened species living in the multi-national Hindu-Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. It has a declining population trend due to anthropogenic pressures. Human-driven climate change is expected to have substantial impacts. However, quantitative and transparent information on the ecological niche (potential...
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Introduction Cats (Felis catus) are the only felines that live in close contact with humans. Since cats can act as vectors, carriers, reservoirs and definitive hosts of many gastrointestinal (GI) parasites, parasitic assessment could contribute to their survival and well-being. Aims The current study aimed to assess the diversity and prevalence of...
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Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) are commonly found to inhabit various religious sites and cities in Nepal. Similar to other nonhuman primates, they are also the natural or reservoir host of several gut parasites. However, the status of gut parasitism, particularly in the urban dweller macaques, remains largely unexplored in the country. This study...
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In this article, we have described the urgency of research on CDV in the domestic and feral dogs roaming in and around the protected areas of Nepal where the already threatened wildlife have been struggling for their existence from the immense anthropogenic pressures.
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The Pallas’s cat (Otoclobus manul) has recently been discovered in the Manang valley of Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal by a citizen scientist and a field biologist of Third Pole Conservancy Mr. Tashi R. Ghale. With camera-trapped images and footage evidence, it has been established that the valley is also inhabited by other predators namely sno...
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Wildlife is often poorly managed, poaching is part of such a problem. In times of globalization, international demands can easily put huge pressures on endemic species in remote locations and small nations. Nepal faces such a situation and here we present the first study of wildlife poaching, as identified from media reports. Many species were iden...
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The future climate models show dramatic decay of the status quo (see Xenarios et al. 2019 for Central Asia and its mountain regions). This is not only true in all relevant weather metrics (e.g. http://worldclim.org/CMIP5v1) but also in terms of glacier loss (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/19/himalayan-glacier-melting-doubled-since...
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This chapter looks in closer detail at hydrodam projects in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region and their legacy; primarily so-called ‘green energy’ hydrodam developments are done in pristine and great landscapes, and sometimes in relation with protected areas such as found in Chitwan, Nepal and several ones in Tibet. Six species and topics are di...
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Much of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) represents a vast wilderness area that is still relatively little affected by humans and modern industry, thus far. It matters for land, sea, atmosphere and the universe. This area consists of 18 nations; it features app. 30% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) and it helps to feed and to sustain the gl...
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Langurs (Semnopithecus spp.) were once very common and play an important spiritual and ecological role, e.g. for well-being and seed dispersal in forested landscapes. But now they are dramatically declining in many parts of Nepal. From our reviews and rapid assessments in several sites of the HKH region, the prime reason for this decline remains mu...
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Non-governmental organizations – commonly called NGOs – are non-profit organizations. They can be tax exempt and the number of people working for NGOs are increasing rapidly. The amount of money that flows into these voluntary agencies working in activities such as disaster management and relief, development, public health, rehabilitation, environm...
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The snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is categorized as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and it is labeled as “Endangered” in the National Red List of Nepal with a subsequent legal protection as a priority species for conservation. Despite Nepal’s continuous, efforts to protect this species, its long-term survival is constantly thr...
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The Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) was established in 1986; it is Nepal’s largest protected area covering 7629 km² in the districts of Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung. It functions as a major watershed protection for millions of people downstream! The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) operates under the guidance of the Natio...
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Ethnobiology, traditionally subclassified into ethnobotany, ethnozoology, ethnomedicine, and ethnogenomics, targets the study of ethnic groups that use animals and plants for the welfare of human and animals. Although this branch is rather old and deep in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan countries like Nepal and locally, it has only recently been included...
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The outbreaks of emerging and reemerging diseases have a high impact on the human and animal health because they are the underlying causes of disability, death, and long-term illness. For many regions those details are not, or just poorly known. Here we present on the morbidity and mortality in faunal diversities including domestic and wild species...
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This chapter summarizes rare information and data on how biodiversity and wildlife were governed on a landscape scale during and after Rana/Royal times in Nepal. Such governance was virtually practiced since deep time, and it still carries much weight, beyond tradition. It’s probably among the longest-lasting governance schemes for watersheds in th...
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This book describes the myriad components of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region. The contributors elaborate on challenges, failures, and successes in efforts to conserve the HKH, its indigenous plants and animals, and the watershed that runs from the very roof of the planet via world-rivers to marine estuaries, supporting a human population of so...
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In this article, we used published and grey literature and expert observations to re- view the distribution and conservation status of the Near Threatened Pallas’s cat or manul Otocolobus manul in Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal. The species appears widespread in China; however, distribution in the Himalayas is patchy and not clear- ly understood....
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In this article, we used published and grey literature and expert observations to review the distribution and conservation status of the Near Threatened Pallas’s cat or manul Otocolobus manul in Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal. The species appears widespread in China; however, distribution in the Himalayas is patchy and not clearly understood. Rece...
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In this article, we used published and grey literature and expert observations to review the distribution and conservation status of the Near Threatened Pallas’s cat or manul Otocolobus manul in Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal. The species appears widespread in China; however, distribution in the Himalayas is patchy and not clearly understood. Rece...
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The marbled cat Pardofelismarmorata is a Near Threatened small felid. The cat’s presence in Nepal is based on an anecdote. A camera trap-based study to access diversity and abundance of terrestrial mammals in eastern Nepal accumulated 3,014 camera trap days and resulted in 5,176 photographs of 17 medium-large sized mammal species. Amongst them, a m...
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The Snow Leopard Panthera uncia is a rare top predator of high-altitude ecosystems and insufficiently surveyed outside of protected areas in Nepal. We conducted a rapid camera-trapping survey to assess the presence of Snow Leopard in the Limi valley of Humla District. Three individuals were recorded in two camera locations offering the first photog...
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Phylogenetic niche conservatism implies that sister taxa will have similar niches, although the niches of disjunct subspecies may evolve differently. This study uses Macaca assamensis, subspecies assamensis and pelops, to investigate the similarities of realized climatic niches of two disjunct subspecies (separated by the Brahmaputra River) along w...
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ABSTRACT: Species distribution models are a key component for understanding a species’ potential occurrence, specifically in vastly undersampled landscapes. The current species distribution data for the Assamese macaque Macaca assamensis are outdated, but suggest a patchy distribution in moist broadleaved forests in South and Southeast Asia. Theref...
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The presence and distribution of the wolf Canis lupus in the Nyesyang Valley, Manang District, Nepal were unknown until confirmed herein through camera traps. Anecdotal evidence suggested that the wolf was exterminated by herdsmen from the valley around 40-50 years ago, as retaliation for livestock depredation. The wolf's return was first confirmed...
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The presence and distribution of the wolf Canis lupus in the Nyesyang Valley, Manang District, Nepal were unknown until confirmed herein through camera traps. Anecdotal evidence suggested that the wolf was exterminated by herdsmen from the valley around 40-50 years ago, as retaliation for livestock depredation. The wolf's return was first confirmed...
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Pallas’s cat Otocolobus manul skin was found with local people of Manang district, Nepal in 1987 when two of the co-authors (Paul O’Connor and Kea Andre) travelled there to film snow leopards. This evidence suggests that the Pallas’s cat has historically been living in Nyesyang valley. The specimen was hidden away as a private specimen and was not...
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The Red Panda Ailurus fulgens is a small carnivore that is adapted to a mainly herbivorous diet. The present study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of parasitic infections in a free-ranging population of Red Pandas in a community forest in Nepal. A total of 23 faecal samples were collected and examined. Protozoa infections were the most...
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The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a globally threatened species living in the multinational Hindu-Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. It has a declining population trend due to anthropogenic pressures. Human-driven climate change is expected to have substantial impacts. However, quantitative and transparent information on the ecological niche (potential a...

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I want to read and understand about the species evolution and bio-geography. Please recommend me some good books.
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I want to know all available rigorous population estimation methods to assess the population of crocodiles, particularly Gharial crocodiles in their natural habitat. I also want to know if DISTANCE sampling works for Gharial crocodiles.
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What would be the best grid size for pres/abs survey of snow leopard using camera trapping in the Himalayas?

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What are ethnic and indigenous diversities? What are their roles in conservation of nature and natural species? How a good governance can be created/produced with the help of ethnic and indigenous diversities? Plan, Policy, and Programs to upgrade ethnic and indigenous people as well as conserve biodiversity.