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Nepal Tiger Project Oral History Interviews, 2000

Title:
Nepal Tiger Project Oral History Interviews, 2000
Dates:
2004, 2000
Notes:
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Conservation and Research Center of the National Zoological Park, Institutional History Division Historian, Pamela M. Henson interviewed several visitors from Nepal to record the history of the Smithsonian-Nepal Tiger Ecology Project. Tigers were declared endangered in 1968, and so, in 1972, Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley created the project to train and develop conservation leaders in the field of tiger ecology, develop a deep understanding of tiger behavioral ecology, and formulate a set of conservation actions that would ensure tiger survival in Nepal. Research concentrated in the region of the Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal
Summary:
This interview of Anup Raj Joshi, Bishnu Bahadur Lama, and Pralad Yonzon, conducted by Pamela M. Henson, discussed their roles in the Nepal Tiger Project and reminiscences of Smithsonian staff and activities for the project
Topics:
Endangered species, Ethics, Mammals, Tigers, Employees, Environmental protection, Animal behavior
Subjects:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001, Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park), National Zoological Park (U.S.), Nepal Tiger Ecology Project
Places:
Nepal, Royal Chitwan National Park (Nepal)
Form/Genre:
Interviews, Collection descriptions, Audiotapes, Oral history
Local Number:
SIA RU009611
Physical Description:
4 audiotapes
Full Record:
http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!249481~!0#focus

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