By Hari Basnet, Nepal (Class of 2022)
Davis Projects for Peace Scholar
Future Generations University Alum
Hari Basnet collaborates with the Future Generations University Biomeridians project in the Makalu-Barun National Park and communities. He has an extensive background in zoology, small mammal conservation, and GIS analysis that are essential for digitally capturing a wide variety of wildlife and recognizing the patterns of nature adapting to climate disruption. Hari also works with Nepal’s Small Mammals Research & Conservation Foundation. His team is focused on the conservation of small mammals so that they are not overshadowed by concern for the larger, more charismatic species such as tigers, rhinoceros, and elephants. He is currently coordinating field-based training for National Park staff, nature guides, and emerging scientists to learn techniques for identifying, tracking, and protecting key species.