Founded in 2000, Himalayan Nature is a development and conservation research institute, working for sustainable livelihoods of Himalayan communities as well as also initiating scientific research on Himalayan floral and faunal diversity and the broader environment. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization actively working on emerging issues related to the development and conservation of natural resources, and the improvement of living conditions of people in the Himalayan regionHimalayan Nature is a science-based organization and takes an independent view of livelihood options provided to local communities and biodiversity conservation issues. We provide sound advice on aspects of social development and environmental management to government authorities and other concerned organizations. Periodically, we release statements to help improve awareness among the public and policy makers on the sustainable livelihood issues and environmental challenges. The organization is supported by nationally and globally renowned livelihood advisers and conservation scientists who have long experience of the Himalayan region. We work closely with other similar interest organizations within and outside Nepal, complementing their work and exchanging information.