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Lokesh Ratna Shakya


Ref: EIDPS021
Type: Fellowship
Project Leader: Lokesh Ratna Shakya
Lead Institution: RBGE - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 2009-09-01
End Date: 2010-08-31
Funding: £16,540.00
Website:
Status: Completed
Regions: South Asia
Countries: Nepal
Purpose: Almost all of the 388 orchid species in Nepal are threatened. Conservation activities are severely hampered by lack of reliable information on their taxonomy, ecology and distribution: both within protected areas and outside. Much of these data can be discovered in herbaria in the UK and Nepal which hold the collections of past botanical expeditions. Dr Lokesh Shakya, expert on Nepalese orchids, will augment his study of specimens in Nepal by working on those housed in Britain. He will study alongside UK orchid experts, and finalise the much needed account of orchid for the Flora of Nepal: filling a critical gap in the knowledge of the Indo-Burmese Global Biodiversity Hotspot.
Outputs:

Related Projects: Building capacity for plant biodiversity inventory and conservation in Nepal

Documents:
Title: EIDPS021 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: EIDPS021 FWHYR
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPS021 FWFR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]