Bengal tiger samples make it to New York!

After many years we have just now been allowed to bring Bengal tiger samples from Nepal for analysis in the US.  These samples will be analyzed for important feline diseases, including canine distemper.  Read more about our Tiger disease project at the Experiment...

New molecular genetics lab at BCC

This year, our partner National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) has invested in developing a molecular genetics lab at the Biodiversity and Conservation Center in Sauraha, Chitwan on the edge of Chitwan National Park. This facility will allow Dr. Amir Sadaula to...

Protecting Elephant Tails

I went on an elephant call today with Dr. Gairhe to vaccinate a couple of young Government elephant bulls for rabies and to trim their tails.  I didn’t know what that was about, but soon learned that people prize the super course hairs of an elephant tail to...

February in Kathmandu 2017

Dr. Kaufman here in Kathmandu.  Weather is great, spring is definitely in the air.  BUT air quality in Kathmandu is not good at all.  Roads are being ripped up to install new water pipes all over the city and it’s the dry season, so dust is everywhere.  Many...