Kedar Baral (PhD)
Position: PhD Candidate

Phone: +977 9856033052

2009: MSc Public Policy - National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan
2007: MSc Natural Resource Management and Rural Development- Tribhuvan University, Nepal
2002: MA Sociology- Tribhuvan University, Nepal
2000: BSc Forestry-Tribhuvan University, Nepal

• Rai, R. K., Nepal, M., Bhatta, L. D., Das, S., Khadayat, M. S., Somanathan, E., &Baral, K. (2017). Ensuring Water Availability to Water Users through Incentive Payment for Ecosystem Services Scheme: A Case Study in a Small Hilly Town of Nepal. Water Economics and Policy,
• Kunwar, RM, K. Baral, RP Acharya, KB Thapa-Magar, M Cameron, RWBussmann2016 Land-Use and Socioeconomic Change, Medicinal Plant Selection and Biodiversity Resilience in Far Western Nepal, PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167812.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167812
• Baral, K. BR Upreti2013. Resource assessment of Bel (Aeglemarmelos) and potentiality to establish its processing enterprise in Tanahun district of Nepal, Ban KoJankari, Volume 26, No.1, Department of Forest Research and Survey, Government of Nepal
• Baral, K.BKPoudyal2011 Contribution of Leasehold Forestry to Generate Financial Assets in Western Hill Districts of Nepal, Ban KoJankari, Volume 22, No.1, Department of Forest Research and Survey, Government of Nepal
1. Baral K., K. Subedi and K. Ghimire2017Scientific Forest Management in hills of Nepal. Proceeding of National Silviculture Workshop, Department of Forest, Government of Nepal.

Supervisors / Supervisions:
Main Supervisor - Dr. WeihongJi
1. Dr. Achyut Aryal (Massey University, New Zealand)
2. Dr. Buddi Sagar Poudel (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Environment, Government of Nepal)

About Me

About Me

My research is focus on Human Wildlife Conflicts outside Protected Areas of Nepal : Causes, Consequences and Mitigation Strategies.

Particularly, I am interested on

  • Assess the pattern and impact of HWC at spatial and temporal scales,
  • Identify and analyses the different  socio economic factors of local people associated with HWC,
  • Identify the impact of climate change and forest fire on HWC,
  • Identify the impacts of HWC on life and livelihood of local people,
  • Identify the impact of HWC on the survival of rare and endangered wildlife species,
  • Assess the effect of HWC on  people’s attitude towards wildlife conservation,
  • Assess the policies and programmes related to HWC and identify inadequacies and
  • Find out appropriate mitigation measures of HWC at policy and programme level.