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[Ambassador report] Speaker Announcement of Virtual Conference on Small Mammals

by ALOK DHAKAL | 22-07-2021 14:54 Comments 2 recommendations 0



*Speaker Announcement of Virtual Conference on Small Mammals*

We know you all are very curious and excited for our upcoming “VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON SMALL MAMMALS” which will be starting from 23rd July, 2021 to 25th July, 2021.

We are very glad to receive so many entries. Let us remind you all again that our registration form will be closed on 22nd of July, 2021. So, if you are interested and passionate to learn about small mammals, send us an email showing your interest at dhakalalok06@gmail.com, Meena.eco25@gmail.com or Tunzaeconetwork@gmail.com

As you all know that Tunza Eco Generation regional ambassador to Asia Meena Pandey and Alok Dhakal (myself) are collaborating with International Veterinary Students Association Paklihawa and International Veterinary Students' Association - PSAU to organise Virtual Conference on Small Mammals. This collaborative event will feature webinars on small mammals, and a panel discussion with professionals and advocates on animal welfare.

Here we present to you our guest speakers for the first day of the conference. So, on the very first day of this virtual conference on small mammals we will be having a webinar of two sessions on 23rd of July, 2021.

For the first session we have Dr. Babu Ram Lamichhane as our Key speaker. And our topic for this session is “Importance of small mammals and its conservation status in Nepal”. Introducing Dr. Lamichhane , he is an “ Act. Office In-Charge / NTNC at Biodiversity Conservation Center, Chitwan”. Moreover, Dr. Lamichhane holds an MSc on Natural Resources Management and Rural Development from Institute of Forestry / Tribhuvan University, Nepal and PhD on human-carnivore interactions in Chitwan National Park, Nepal from Leiden University, the Netherlands and Antwerp University, Belgium. He is a conservation biologist currently managing NTNC's Biodiversity Conservation Center (BCC), Chitwan. He joined NTNC in 2009 and was actively involved in wildlife research/monitoring and capacity building. Since he joined NTNC, he is mostly stationed at BCC, Chitwan and involved in various conservation and research projects including the setting up the ID-based rhino monitoring system in Chitwan (2009-2013), data management and technical lead on Rhino Count (2011, 2015 & 2021), member of the scientific committee for national tiger survey (2013 & 2018). Dr. Lamichhane has experience of implementing over a dozen of ongoing and completed projects on wildlife and habitat restoration. He has published over three dozen scientific papers in national and international journals.

And for the second session, we have Dr. Rebanta Kumar Bhattarai as our key speaker. And our topic for this session is “Terrestrial Small Mammals as the reservoirs of the zoonotic diseases: Microbiological Basis “. Introducing Dr. Bhattarai, he is an “Associate Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Head of Department at Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal”. Regarding his professional experience, he is into Teaching, Research and Extension in IAAS and AFU since November 19, 2004. He is also the Founder Shareholder, Technical Director of Sarbottam Vet Pharma/Pvt.Ltd., Rapti Poultry Breeding and Research Pvt. Ltd., Hylay Breeder Nepal Pvt. Ltd., Hylay Breeder Hatchery Pvt. Ltd., Shikhar Hatchery Pvt. Ltd, Hygiene Feed Industries Pvt. Ltd., Agromix Feed Industries, White Bird Hatchery Pvt. Ltd. Similarly, he is the Chairman and founder shareholder in Farm Nepal Pvt. Ltd (Poultry Web Portal).He is also the Shareholder at Brown-Bird Hatchery Pvt. Ltd .

We will soon reveal our guest speakers for the second and third day of the conference.

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2 Comments

Yuseon Mentor

  • Yuseon Mentor says :
    Hi Alok,

    This is your mentor Yuseon:D

    I remember your previous report regarding the introduction of this event.
    Another series on more information on this webinar.
    Again a shame that I missed all three days of it. I'm sure with the good speakers and some active Tunza ambassadors, the webinar would have been a success.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Posted 31-07-2021 23:55

Debbie Mentor

  • Debbie Mentor says :
    Hi Alok,

    This is your mentor Debbie.
    It's great you have succeeded in inviting two professional in the field to talk about small mammals. Sometimes when holding these events it might get difficult to invite the speaker you would like to because of schedule issues but personally I feel that these speakers are really interesting! I hope the event went well. :)

    Best Regards,
    Debbie
    Posted 26-07-2021 01:37

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