Seven years on, I take a fresh look at my fieldwork diaries from Nepal.
In week 1, I arrive in Nepal and meet up with the rest of my research team as we try to track down that most elusive of creatures: the research permit.
Our research trip gets off to a shaky start. No worries.
We’ve arrived. After various flights myself and my friend, and fellow conservationist, Maurice Schutgens, arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday 4th February. Maurice will be helping me to manage our research assistants, and the information they collect, over the next three and a half months. He’ll also be in charge when I’m absent from the field due to family commitments.
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