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Nabin Baral
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Nabin Baral

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I am from Nepal. I earned my first M.Sc. degree in Zoology with Ecology major from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu and then second MS degree in Environmental Science from Florida International University, USA. Currently, I am enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Virginia Tech University, USA. I have been carrying out research works on White-rumped Vultures since 2000 and recently involved in ecological studies on Slender-billed Vultures in Nepal.

Virginia Tech University
313 Cheatham Hall - 305  Department of Forestry
Blacksburg,  Virginia  24061  United States
Phone: 786-314-6829 Fax: 540-231-3698
Email: nbaral@gmail.com


   Research Interests

Population biology, breeding ecology, and socioeconomic dynamics in vulture conservation

Species of Interest: 
  • Gyps bengalensis
  • Gyps tenuirostris


   Publications

Gautum, R., and N. Baral. 2008. Ecological monitoring of three endangered vulture species in Pokhara Valley, Nepal. Report to The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID. 15 pp.

Baral, N., and R. Gautam. 2007. Population status and breeding success of White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis in Rampur, Syanja and Tanahu, Nepal, with a summary five-years' monitoring efforts. Report to The Peregrine Fund and Bird Conservation Nepal, Boise, ID. 34 pp.       pdf

Baral, N., and R. Gautum. 2007. Ecological studies on three endangered vulture species in the Pokhara Valley, Nepal. Report to The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID. 14 pp.        pdf

Baral, N., and R. Gautam. 2007. Socio-economic perspectives on the conservation of Critically Endangered vultures in South Asia: an empirical study from Nepal. Bird Conservation International 17:131-139.

Baral, N., and R. Gautam. 2007. Ecological monitoring of White-rumped Vulture in Rampur Valley, and Syanja and Tanaju Districts of western Nepal, with an ecological note on Slender-billed Vultures. BirdingASIA 8:6.

Baral, N., R. Gautam, and B. Tamang. 2005. Population status and breeding ecology of White-rumped Vultures Gyps bengalensis in Rampur Valley, Nepal. Forktail 21:87-91.       pdf

Gautam, R., and N. Baral. 2005. Monitoring of population status and breeding success of White-rumped Vultures Gyps bengalensis in Rampur Valley and surrounding habitats of western Nepal. Royal Society for the Proection of Birds, UK, and The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID, USA.

Baral, N., and J.T. Heinen. 2006. The Maoist people's war and conservation in Nepal. Politics and the Life Sciences 24:2-11.       pdf

Baral, N., and R. Gautam. 2002. Status of White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis in Rampur Valley, Nepal. Oriental Bird Club Bulletin 36:46-48.



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