NTNC is the only NGO in established in 1982 in Nepal empowered through NTNC Act  to work in the field of nature conservation. Trust supports government of Nepal for nature conservation. 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. Geographically, the Trust activities have spread from the sub-tropical plains of Chitwan, Bardia and Kanchanpur in the lowlands to the Annapurna and Manaslu region of the high Himalayas, including the trans-Himalayan region of Upper Mustang and Manang.

Three protected areas such as Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) and Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP) are managed by the Trust in the mountain region. The Central Zoo is the only project of the Trust in Kathmandu Valley. As a new initiative, the Trust has established an Energy and Climate Change Unit to address the emerging issues of climate change through mitigation and adaptation approach and renewable energy technologies. The Trust has also started working on wetlands such as the Bagmati River Conservation Project in urban Kathmandu and Beeshazri lake in the buffer zone of Chitwan National Parks. CODEFUND has series of engagement with NTNC. Some engagements are:

  • Preparation of Alien Invasive Species Management Strategy for Nepal in 2016
  • Preparation of 3rd Management Plan of Annapurna Conservation Area in 2016, which still is on.
  • Inventory of NTFP and Sustainable Harvest Plan of Annapurna Conservation Area in 2017

CODEFUND anticipates for further consolidation of such engagement in future so that conservation development actions could be made through collective inputs & actions.