Mr. Narayan Rupakheti, Under Secretary (Technical), Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation is delivering his speech on “Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)” in 13-May-21, 13:45-15:45 in a first webinar series of Nepal Geological Society-2021 organized by Nepal Geological Society in collaboration with 6 different organizations and institutions.
Resume of Mr. Narayan Rupakheti
Mr. Narayan Rupakheti Jee has four undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees, three in social sciences and one in forestry; and two graduate (Masters) degree one in humanities and environmental sciences. A perfect blend of experiences in scientific research and implementation, Mr. Rupakheti, as a leader in the areas of wildlife conservation including preservation of their habitat, has currently assumed the responsibility as a Conservation Education Officer in the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC). He has led conceptualizing, development planning and initiation of the National Zoological Garden, Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur which is about to be inaugurated soon. Mr. Rupakheti has served as wardens in most national parks and conservation areas and wildlife reserves of Nepal including Khaptad, Shivapuri-Nagarjun, Chitwan national park, and the Reserves of Parsa, Bardiya, and others. Many of the acts, policies, SOPs, operational manuals, and guidelines related with wildlife conservation have been penned by him or by teams with him as team member.
His special contribution include Preparation of Management Plan of National Parks, Wildlife Reserve, Conservation Areas/Protected Areas of Nepal. Preparation and review of Terms of Reference (TOR) / IEE Reports of Management Plan of Protected Areas of Nepal and natural resources related projects. Review of SD/TOR and EIA Reports of bridges, roads, hydropower facilities, Airports etc.
In this seminar, Mr. Rupakheti will be introducing the forest types and floral species and wildlife habitat of Nepal as natural resources, forests/wildlife as eco services especially in the mountain environment, present-day legislative -policy environment and environmental legal tools including briefs on Brief Environmental Assessment Report, IEE Report, EIA Report, and Supplementary EIA Report. As many members of NGS are actively involved in the IEE/EIA processes and also in the promotion of ecoservices, this seminar will be an eye-opener for researchers in different fields of earth sciences opening up avenues of collaboration and cooperation for joint research.
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