Our Partners


CLAWS LAB-university of Minnesota

The Collaborative Laboratory for Asian Wildlife Studies (CLAWS) was established in 2007 with a grant from the University of Minnesota’s International Interdisciplinary Partnership Program. The lab is led by J.L. David Smith.

The CLAWS lab is engaged in a number of long term ecological research projects and several shorter term projects that typically focus on an individual species or suite of species. Virtually all projects are pursued in conjunction with an Asian partner institution—often a government agency or university. Most projects seek to answer specific ecological and conservation questions as well as facilitate capacity-building and information sharing among partners.


National Trust for nature conservation

The National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) was established in 1982 by a Legislative Act as an autonomous and not-for-profit organization, mandated to work in the field of nature conservation in Nepal. For over two decades, the Trust has successfully undertaken over 200 small and large projects on nature conservation, biodiversity as well as cultural heritage protection, ecotourism, and sustainable development.


Nepal tiger trust 

Nepal Tiger Trust mission is to protect wild tigers forever in Nepal by long term tiger monitoring, mitigating human-tiger conflict, supporting anti-poaching efforts in collaboration with Park and local communities.


Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation

The Southeast Asia Regional Tiger Conservation and Research Center supports the capacity building programs on tiger and wildlife conservation and monitoring techniques and strategies in the priority tiger landscape specified under the National Tiger Recovery Program (NTRP) in Thailand, in each Southeast Asian county and beyond with ultimate goal to strengthen the restoration of wild tigers up to the specified numbers by 2022.