Shailendra Kumar Yadav

I am Assistant Professor of Protected Area Management at Institute of Forestry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. I am interested in wildlife research focusing on evidence based protected areas management, spatial ecology, prey predator interaction and human-wildlife interaction. I have also worked as Wildlife Research Officer in National Trust for Nature Conservation, Nepal for 20 year. I have been completed Master’s Degree in biodiversity & environmental management in a collaborative program between the University of Bergen, Norway and TU Nepal.


University of Bergen, Norway and University Campus, Kirtipur Kathmandu, Nepal (2012-2014)

Master degree in Biodiversity and Environmental Management (Major Subject: Conservation Biology, Biological data analysis and research design, Natural Resources Management)


2021 April-Present: Assistant Professor of Protected Area Management, Institute of Forestry, Tribhuvan University, Hetauda Campus, Hetauda, Nepal

2001 January-2021 April: Affiliated in National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) as Conservation Officer in different Projects (Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Bardia Conservation Program, and Central Zoo)


  • Yadav SK, Kadariya R, Paudel U, Thapa SK, Bhusal KP. Diversity and Richness of Avian Species in Khata and Karnali Corridor, Nepal. Species 2023; 24: e34s1522
  • Yadav SK, Kadariya R, Lamichhane BR, Subedi N, Shrestha S. First photographic record of albinism in hog deer (Axis porcinus) from Bardia National Park, Nepal. Discovery 2023; 59: e31d1035.
  • Yadav SK, Lamichhane BR, Thapa SK, Kadariya R, Paudel U, Subedi N. Photographic evidence of Himalayan Serow Capricornis sumatraensis ssp. thar (Hodgson, 1831) in Bardia National Park, Nepal. Bulletin of Basrah Natural History Museum, 8 (1), pp. 1-9, Forthcoming, ISBN: 2789-7796.
  • Poudel, TR., Aryal, PC., Parajuli, RT., Thapa, A., Yadav, SK., Prakash, M. (2022). Depredation loss drives human–wildlife conflict perception in the Trans-Himalayas, Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 311, 1 June 2022, 114763,
  • Yadav SK, Lamichhane BR, Baral M, Bist BS, Subedi N, Kandel RC. Spatio-temporal distribution and activity pattern of Crab-eating Mongoose Herpestes urva (Hodgson, 1836) in and around Bardia National Park of Nepal. Species, 2022, 23(72), 469-475
  • Yadav S K, Lamichhane B R, Subedi N, Acharya H B, Macdonald D W, Fitzmaurice A (2021). Rusty-spotted cat Prionailurus rubiginosus (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire) camera trapped in the Bardia-Banke complex of Western Terai Arc Landscape, Nepal. JAD. 2021; 3 (4) URL:
  • Subedi N, Bhattarai S, Pandey MR, Kadariya R, Thapa SK, Gurung A, Prasai A, Lamichhane S, Regmi R, Dhungana M, Regmi PR, Paudel RP, Kumpakha B, Shrestha B, Gautam B, Baral R, Poudel U, Yadav SK, Pariyar S and Lamichhane BR. (2021). Report on Faunal Diversity in Chure Region of Nepal. President Chure-Terai Madhesh Conservation Development Board and National Trust for Nature Consrvation. Kathmandu, Nepal. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.34164.88967,
  • Ghale K., Yadav SK., Thapa N., and Sah JN. (2020). Potentiality of Bamboos to Combat Climate Change Impacts and Biodiversity Conservation in the Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal. Journal of Forest and Natural Resource Management 2(1) December, 2020.
  • Upadhyaya, SK., Lamichhane, BR., Musters, C.J.M., Subedi, N., Snoo, G. R. de., Thapa, P., Dhakal, M., Paudyal, LP., Yadav, SK., Iongh, HH. de. Activity patterns of co-existing tigers and leopards. (Submitted to the Journal of Tropical Ecology)
  • Yadav, SK., Subedi A., Baral R. (2019). First evidence of the Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos in the Banke National Park, south-west Nepal. Birding ASIA 32 (2019): 124–125 (
  • Yadav, SK., Lamichhane, B., Subedi, N., Thapa, R., Poudyal, L., & Dahal, B. (2019). Dhole Cuon alpinus (Mammalia: Carnivora: Canidae) rediscovered in Bardia National Park, Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa11(12), 14582-14586.
  • Baral R., Subedi A., and Yadav S.K. (compilers) 2019. Wild Mammals of the Annapurna Conservation Area. National Trust for Nature Conservation, Annapurna Conservation Area Project, Pokhara, Nepal. ISBN:978-9937-8522-8-9. (
  • Baral R., Gurung R.B., Gurung R.K., Yadav S.K., and Ghimirey Y. 2019. A leopard cat with its kittens camera trapped in Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal. CAT news 69 Spring 2019, 32-33.
  • Baral R., Yadav S.K., Gautam R., Katila M. P., Gurung R.K., Subedi A., and Basnet B. 2019. Status and distribution of King Cobra in Southern Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal. ©2018 Friends of Nature, The Himalayan Naturalist, 2(1), 37-41,
  • Katuwal H.B., Sharma H.P., Gurung R., Thapa V., Magar T. G., Gurung, T. B., Parajuli K., Gurung M. B., Basnet H., Koirala S., Ghimire M. S., Yadav S.,and Shah K. 2018. Updating spatial information of 27 mammal species in Nepal. The Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 28(6): 2018, Page: 1735-1745 ISSN: 1018-7081.
  • Yadav,SK., Lamichhane B. R., Subedi N., Dhakal M., Kumarthapa R., Poudyal L. and Dahal B. R. 2018. Fishing cat camera trapped in Babai Valley of Bardia National Park, Nepal. Cat News 67, 31-33.
  • Yadav, S.K., Lamichhane, B., Subedi, N., Dhakal, M., Thapa, R.K., Poudyal, P., 2017. Himalayan Black Bear Discovered in Babai Valley of Bardia National Park, Nepal, Co-occurring with Sloth Bears. International Bear News Fall 2017 vol. 26 no. 3 (pages 23-25).
  • Wegge, P., Yadav, S.K., Lamichhane, B., 2016. Are corridors good for tigers Panthera tigris but bad for people? An assessment of the Khata corridor in lowland Nepal. Oryx, Page 11 of 11 © 2016 Fauna & Flora International. doi:10.1017/S0030605316000661


  • IUCN/KFW/ZSL Supporting Trans boundary Tiger recovery in India and Nepal (2016-2018)
  • USFWS, Rhinoceros Tiger Conservation Fund, Title: Securing translocated rhinoceros in Bardia National Park and Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve of Nepal through intensive monitoring and improved enforcements. 2016-2018, $ 123,625
  • USFWS, Rhinoceros Tiger Conservation Fund, Title: Strengthening Tiger Conservation initiatives in newly established Banke National Park, 2014-2016, $ 122,245
  • USFWS, Rhinoceros Tiger Conservation Fund, Title: Implement a community based effective and proactive human-tiger conflict mitigation programs, Bardia National Park, Nepal. 2013-2015, $ 112,450
  • USFWS, Asian Elephant Conservation Fund, Title: Community Based Proactive Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation Program to Ensure Long Term Survival of Recolonized Population of Asian Elephant in Bardia National Park, Nepal, 2013-2015, $ 132,458
  • Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Darwin Initiative (DI), Title: Rhino Conservation and Public Engagement Project in Bardia National Park. 2007-2011
  • UNEP-APFED Showcase Programme for the, Title: Mentha cultivation for livelihood enhancement and Biodiversity conservation in buffer zone of Bardia National Park.  2009
  • WWF International awarded me as Prince Bernhard Scholarship for Nature Conservation 2009
  • NORAD Scholarship for MSc degree in 2012
  • Rufford Small Grant in 2013 (
  • WWF EFN Professional Development Grand 2015 from Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program, WWF-United State (US)


  • Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology, George University/Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, USA, 29 February to 11 March, 2016
  • Estimating Animal Abundance & Occupancy, George University/Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, USA, April 27 to May 9, 2015
  • Basic Statistics, The Graduate Schools for Production Ecology & Resource Conservation (PE&RC) and for Socio-Economic and Natural Science of the Environment (SENSE), The Netherlands, 8-16 May, 2018


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