I, Bikram Singh, am B.sc final year Student at Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry (IOF), Hetauda, Nepal. I have just got IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group (CSG) grant for conducting research on “Population status, distribution pattern and conservation threats of Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) in the Karnali River, Bardia National Park, Nepal” under the supervision of Dr. Menuka Maharjan.
I started writing proposal on this topic during my final examination of 4th year/1st semester in November-December, 2018. We modified the proposal more than 10 times before submitting to CSG. Both my supervisor and CGS member Mr. Baburam Lamichhane (Research officer at NTNC/BCC, Nepal) reviewed my proposal and gave me valuable suggestions/comments which significantly improve quality of proposal.
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