International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 678

Full Length Research Paper

Present status of Ramsar sites in Nepal

Gandhiv Kafle1* and Isidro T Savillo2
  1Country Designate for Kingdom of Nepal, Society of Wetland Scientists Asia Chapter; Programme Officer, LIBIRD and President, Wetland Friends of Nepal, Nepal. 2Regional President and Organizer, Society of Wetland Scientists Asia Chapter, Nepal.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 12 August 2009
  •  Published: 30 September 2009



Wetlands cover significant area in Nepal. However, these wetlands are highly under pressure from adverse anthropogenic and natural factors, keeping associated biodiversity under threat. Few wetland inventories have been carried out in Nepal, so the total coverage of wetlands in Nepal is yet to be explored. Nine wetland sites of Nepal are included in Ramsar List till 2009. This article provides a review of updated status of Ramsar sites in Nepal.


Key words: Nepal, Ramsar sites, status, wetlands.