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Ecology of the Mahseer in the Himalayan Waters of Nepal: A Study of the Life of Mahseer in the Running Water of Nepal

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Title:Ecology of the Mahseer in the Himalayan Waters of Nepal: A Study of the Life of Mahseer in the Running Water of Nepal

ISBN:N000006642

Author:Tej Kumar Shrestha

Publisher:Department of Zoology, TU, Kathmandu, Nepal

Publish Year:1994

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Natural History / Wildlife | Flora / Fauna

Language:English

Remarks:B&W Photographs, Illustrations, Maps, Tables and Reference.

Pages:117

Size:184 x 244 mm

Weight(gms):275

Price:USD 5.00

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  • This comprehensive work on Golden Mahseer should awaken interest in fish even in persons who are not aware of the great struggle now being fought for conservation. The book describes life of the mahseer in the Himalayan waters of Nepal and explores many facets of life the mahseer with real photographic details for the first time. The description show the beauty and grace of denizen of the Himalayan waterfronts offering a panoramic view of its life little know so far. 

    Tej Kumar Shrestha

    Tej Kumar Shrestha was born in Baglung, Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal. He initially learned his ecology at Tribhuvan University, Nepal, Bhopal University, India and at University of Arkansas, USA. He made field ornithology and ecology as a part of his investigation leading to D.Sc. degree of Bhopal University, India, which was awarded in 1994. This growing interest led him to study wildlife spanning over thirty years. He has held many distinguished positions. He is now Professor of Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University and Visiting Professor of Ecology, Bhopal University, India. He was Head of Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University.

    He was Coordinator Wetland and Heritage Program of IUCN, Nepal. He was also Associate Member of Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (RONAST). He is member of British Ornithologists' Union (BOU), World Pheasant Association (WPA), International Association for Ecology (INTECOL), and Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). He was elected as Chartered Biologist and Fellow of Institute of Biology, UK, Fellow of Linnean Society of London, Fellow of Zoological Society of London, Foreign Secretary of Zoological Society of India and Life Member of Bombay Natural History Society of India. 

    Dr. Shrestha was founder member of Bird Watching Club of Nepal and has been closely associated with wildlife conservation movement of the country for over last two decades. Dr. Shrestha has extensively travelled around Himalayan passes, mountains, rivers and forests of Nepal. He visited USA, Canada, Britain, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Finland and New Zealand participating in study tours, expeditions, conferences and lecture tours.

    He has contributed scientific papers and articles on wildlife ecology and behaviour in national and international journals. His popular articles have appeared on radio and TV in Nepal and abroad. He is author of fourteen outstanding books on wildlife and natural resources. He serves IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) as a member in different specialist groups.

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