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With its auspicious goal to produce competent and efficient human resource that can be instrumental in conservation and management of biodiversity, environment and natural resources and  development of rural communities, the IOF-PC, with the help of its enthusiastic teaching faculty and spirited staff, has always endeavored to ameliorate its academic environment and administer well designed educational programs that can address the current needs of the country  and the globe in forestry and allied fields. It is committed to satisfying student's quest for knowledge and pragmatic skills that will make all the difference in their professional career. The IOF-PC is currently running the following academic programs:

  1. Master of Science in Forestry
  2. Master of Science in Natural Resource Management and Rural Development (NRMRD)
  3. Master of Science in Watershed Management (WM)
  4. Master of Science in Community Forestry (CF)
  5. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Forestry

Beside regular academic programs, it also conducts short-term national and international training and workshops in Forestry and allied subjects.

Basic Training on Ornithology for Undergraduates 2021

Bird Conservation Nepal Pokhara Branch is continuously involved in raising interest in bird conservation, encouraging the students and researchers to carry out research in ornithology and is highly motivated to find the causal factors for the threats of birds. With this, BCN Pokhara Branch conducted 3 days training entitled “Basic Training on Ornithology for Undergraduates 2021” from 9th to 11th April 2021. Being within the goal of raising interest and encouraging in research for undergraduates, this training was organized to make them familiar to the common techniques and practices used in birding and ornithology research. The events were designed so as to have more interaction along with the assignments for sharpening their capacity for poster presentation and science communication.

The event consisted theory session and assignments to participants along with field practice and visits. Various presentations were included namely; Bird Identification Techniques, Raptor Monitoring with respect to Vulture, Bird Census Techniques and Bird Survey Method, Avian Research in ACAP Region, Data Analysis Techniques, Photography skills and Techniques, Bird Migration and Monitoring, Avian research in Nepal. How to begin as an undergrad? Owl Conservation and Trade in Nepal and Science Communication. Trainees were provided with necessary paper, posters, and booklets for further information. Finally, the event was wrapped up with the distribution of certificates to trainers, trainee,s and volunteers along with token of love to trainers from different organizations.

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