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Acronyms

If you find the many acronyms used in Nepal confusing, the following may help... 
ACA(P) Annapurna Conservation Area (Project)
ADB Asian Development Bank
AGRBS Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing
BC Biodiversity Co-ordinator
BM Standard abbreviation for the herbarium of the Natural History Museum, London
BRCC Biodiversity Registration Co-ordination Committee
BRP Biodiversity Restoration Programme
BSN Botanical Society of Nepal
CA Conservation Area
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CCD Convention on Combating Desertification
CF Community Forest
CFUG Community Forest User Group
CHM Clearing House Mechanism, CBD
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
COP Conference of the Parties, CBD
CSD Commission for Sustainable Development, UN
DANIDA Danish International Development Agency
DBC District Biodiversity Committee
DDC District Development Committee
DFID UK Department for International Development
DFO District Forest Office
DFSR Department of Forest Survey and Research
DNPWC Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, MFSC
DOF Department of Forest
DPR Department of Plant Resources, MFSC
DSCWM Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management
E Standard abbreviation for the herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
EPC Environment Protection Council
ESON Ethnobotany Society of Nepal
EU European Union
FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation
FUG Forest User Group
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
GEF Global Environment Facility (within the World Bank)
GISP Global Invasive Species Programme, CBD
GMO Genetically Modified Organism
GTI Global Taxonomy Initiative
HDI Human Development Index
HMGN His Majesty’s Government of Nepal
HR Hunting Reserve
IAS Invasive Alien Species
ICIMOD International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
INGO International Non-Governmental Organisation
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
ITNC International Trust for Nature Conservation
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature - World Conservation Union
IUCN-Nepal Nepal branch of IUCN
K Standard abbreviation for the herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
KATH Standard abbreviation for the herbarium in the National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories, Godawari
KCA(P) Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (Project)
KMTNC King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation
LDC Local Development Committee
LMO Living Modified Organism
LU Livestock Unit
MCA Manaslu Conservation Area
MFSC Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, HMGN
MLD Ministry of Local Development, HMGN
MLJPA Ministry of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, HMGN
MOA Ministry of Agriculture, HMGN
MOPE Ministry of Population and Environment, HMGN
NABSC National Agro-biodiversity Steering Committee
NARC Nepal Agriculture Research Council
NBCC National Biodiversity Co-ordination Committee
NBS Nepal Biodiversity Strategy (2002)
NBSIP Nepal Biodiversity Strategy Implementation Plan (in draft)
NBSC National Biodiversity Steering Committee, MFSC
NBU National Biodiversity Unit
NCCBC National Co-ordination Committee for Biodiversity Conservation
NCS National Conservation Strategy
NEFEJ Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists
NFP National Focal Point
NHPL National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories, DPR
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
NP National Park
NPC National Planning Commission
NPWC National Parks and Wildlife Conservation
NTFB Nepal Trust Fund for Biodiversity
NTFP Non-Timber Forest Product
PA Protected Area
PCPC Peoples Campaign for Park Conservation
PPP Parks and People Programme
PRC Plant Resources Conservation
RCNP Royal Chitwan National Park
RONAST Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
SBSTTA Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, CBD
TAF Technical Association of Foresters
TI Standard abbreviation for the herbarium of the University of Tokyo
TMI The Mountain Institute
TSC Thematic Sub-Committee (within NBCC)
TU Tribhuvan University
TU-CDB Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University
TUCH Standard abbreviation for the herbarium of the Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University
UNCCD United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
US Standard abbreviation for the herbarium of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
USAID United States Agency for International Development
VDC Village Development Committee
WHC World Heritage Conservation
WHS World Heritage Site, UNESCO
WR Wildlife Reserve
WWF World Wildlife Fund for Nature
WWF-Nepal Nepal branch of WWF

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