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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

MSc. Bikram Shrestha, Ph.D.


Position: doktorand

Branch: Department of Biodiversity Research

Workplace: –České Budějovice-



Research Focus

Wildlife Management, Landscape and Conservation Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior

Model groups:  large mammals, snow leopard


2014- 2018:  PhD candidate. Institute of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic “Implication of snow leopard distribution, population dynamics and habitat and prey preference for its conservation in Nepal”, Supervisor: Prof. Pavel Kindlmann

2001 -2003:  M.Sc. Zoology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal


2010 (Oct) – 2014 (April): Snow Leopard Scouts and Science Co-coordinator,  Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC)-Nepal Program in collaboration with National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), Nepal

2011 (September) – 2014: Adjunct Lecturer/Course Module Coordinator for BSc and MSc (Wildlife Biology) Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara Campus, Tribhuvan University

2010 (August) – now: Board Member, Secretary Biodiversity and Environment Enhancement Nepal (BEEN), Kathmandu

2008 (June) – 2010 (July): Researcher (Himalayan tahr and snow leopard research project), Forum of Natural Resource Managers (FONAREM), Kathmandu, Nepal

2008 (March-May):  Consultant WWF-NEPAL,  Project: Presence/Absence And Relative Abundance Survey of Snow Leopard in Makalu Barun National Park and Rolwaling of Dolakha District of SHL

2007 (April-December): Field Research Officer Ev-K2-CNR, Italy Project: VANISHING TRACKS on the Roof of the World

2004 (June) – 2007 (March): Research Assistant/Researcher (Himalayan tahr and snow leopard research project), Forum of Natural Resource Managers (FONAREM), Kathmandu, Nepal  

2004 (June-December): Research Assistant, Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program-UNDP/ Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (Project: Himalayan tahr and its predator impact)          


2007- Now: (Member) Snow Leopard Network/Snow Leopard Trust, USA

2014- Now: (Member) Pallas’ Cat Working Group

2010- Now: (Board member of secretary): Biodiversity and Environment Enhancement Nepal (BEEN), Kathmandu

2004 – 2008: (Active research member): Forum of Natural Resource Managers (FONAREM), Kathmandu, Nepal

2004-2005: (Member) Friends of the Zoo, Central Zoo, Nepal

Brief scientometrics


Bijaya Dhami , Arjun Bhusal, Bijaya Neupane, Nishan K.C , Saurav Lamichhane , Divya Bhattarai , Bikram Shrestha

Fine-scale habitat characteristics influence the winter habitat use of swamp deer (Rucervus duvaucelii) in Shuklaphanta National Park, Nepal. Global Ecology and Conservation 2023(47): Article number e02648, 2023

Panta, M.; Dhami, B.; Shrestha, B.; Kc, N.; Raut, N.; Timilsina, Y. P.; Chhetri, B. B. K.; Khanal, S.; Adhikari, H.; Vařachová, S.; Kindlmann, P. Habitat preference and distribution of Chinese pangolin and people’s attitude to its conservation in Gorkha District, Nepal. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2023(11): Article number 1081385, 2023

Shrestha B., Subedi N., Kandel R.C. (2020) Jungle Cat Felis chaus Schreber, 1777 (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) at high elevations in Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(2):15267–15271. DOI:

Shrestha B., Aihartza J., Kindlmann P. (2018) Diet and prey selection by snow leopards in the Nepalese Himalayas. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0206310.

Timsina B., Rokaya M.B., Munzbergova Z., Kindlmann P., Shrestha B., Bhattarai B., Raskoti B.B. (2016) Diversity, distribution and host-species associations of epiphytic orchids in Nepal. Diversity an distribution 25: 2803-2819.

Ale S.B., Shrestha B. & Jackson R. (2014) On the status of Snow Leopard Panthera uncia (Schreber, 1775) in Annapurna, Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(3): 5534–5543.

Pandey R., Jnawali S.R., Shrestha B. (2010) Floristic Composition and Summer Diet relationship between Himalayant tahr in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal. In: Contemporary Research  Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Region, Nepal (An Anthology) (P.K. Jha and I. P. Khanal Editors). Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Khumultar, Kathmandu, pp 237-243.


Shrestha B., Ale S., Jackson R.,  Thapa N.,  Gurung L.P.,  Adhikari S.,  Dangol L.,  Basnet B., Subedi N., Dhakal M. (2014) Nepal’s first Pallas’s cat, CatNews. 

Shrestha B. (2006) Status, Distribution and Potential Habitat of Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), and Conflict Areas with Livestock in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology 7: 27-33.

Shrestha B., Basnet K. (2005) Indirect Method of Identifying Mammals: A Case Study from Shivapuri National Park, Nepal. ECOPRINT, An International Journal of Ecology, Ecological Society, Kathmandu, Nepal 12: 43-58.


Shrestha B., Kindlmann P. and Jnawali S.R. (2012) Interactions between the Himalayan tahr, livestock and snow leopards in the Sagarmatha National Park.  In: Himalayan Biodiversity in the Changing World (Kindlmann, P., Editor). Springer, Dordrecht, pp 115-145.


Shrestha B., and Kindlmann P. (2012)  Snow leopard Panthera Uncia in Himalaya of Nepal: a survey of status, distribution, prey species and livestock depredationThe 2nd Asia Regional Conference of the Society for Conservation Biology 7-10 August 2012, Bangalore, India. Organized by Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Wildlife Conservation Society and others.

Shrestha B. (2006) Himalayan tahr (Himitragus jemalahicus) in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal: A Survey of their status & distribution, and crop depredation. 4th world congress on mountain ungulates, Munnar, Kerala India 12-15 september 2006. Organized by High Range Wildlife & Environment Presentation Association.


SLC/NTNC (2014) “The Snow Leopard”, contribution as coordinator of the Magazine, First Volume 2014, for the education and conservation of snow leopard. Published by Snow Leopard Conservancy, USA and National Trust for Nature Conservation, Nepal.

SLC/NTNC (2013) Contribution as coordinator of the book “Snow Leopard Scouts in Annapurna” for the education and conservation of snow leopard. Published by Snow Leopard Conservancy, USA and National Trust for Nature Conservation, Nepal.