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Sangeeta Rajbhandary


Ref: EIDPS035
Type: Fellowship
Project Leader: Sangeeta Rajbhandary
Lead Institution: RBGE - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 2013-09-01
End Date: 2014-08-31
Funding: £18,500.00
Website:
Status: Completed
Regions: South Asia
Countries: Nepal
Purpose: Ferns are a major component of biodiversity and indicators of healthy ecosystems in Nepal. Despite their prominence, knowledge of Nepalese ferns is very poor - there is no comprehensive documentation of the 534 known species, and few people can identify them. Consequently only three tree ferns have legal protection and ferns rarely feature in conservation initiatives. Dr Rajbhandary will complete the fern inventory for Central Nepal, provide conservation assessments and develop a photographic field guide to aid identification. This will raise awareness and build in-country capacity for fern research and conservation, and enable environmentalists to include ferns in their studies.
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Documents:
Title: EIDPS035 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: EIDPS035 HYR - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPS035 FR - Edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]