Our goals and objectives
With a solid motive to improve the field of research and development in Nepal, the Dr. Koirala
Research Institute for Biotechnology and Biodiversity (Dr KRIBB) got established in March
2017. Founded by Dr Niranjan Koirala, the institute is a non-profit organization that works
socially for the conservation of biological resources.
Dr KRIBB is solely motivated to protect and harness Nepal’s rich biodiversity and natural
products via biotechnological approaches. In its five-year-long journey, the institute has made a
lot of progress in the field of biotechnology, biodiversity, and natural science. Here we briefly
discuss the mission and vision of the institute.
The “Mission and Vision” behind the establishment of the Dr Koirala Research Institute
for Biotechnology and Biodiversity (Dr KRIBB)
Nothing goes behind or can survive beyond nature. The principal mission of Dr KRIBB is to
work on the conservation of biodiversity. Biodiversity is the interaction of a variety of living
beings with each other and with the environment. The biological sources as a whole, or their
products, are the primary reason for the survival of human life on Earth.
Biodiversity is also the primary source of raw materials for most industries, such as agriculture,
pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, horticulture, furniture, paper, etc. More than half (55%) of the global
gross domestic product (GDP), or US$41.7 trillion, depends on robust ecosystem services and
Ongoing inadequate human activities, global warming, deforestation, and population rise
problems have deteriorated the natural environment, which is a major cause of habitat loss for a
lot of endangered as well as other species. Loss of biodiversity will be the greatest threat to all
life forms, and we humans should responsibly take action before things get worse.
Nepal has always been a prime hub for biodiversity and natural resources. Also, it can be called a
mine for medicinal herbs. Herbs with antitumor, antioxidant, wound healing, antipyretic, anti-
diabetic, antinociceptive, anti-hyperlipidemic, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties
that have high demand in the international market can be found sufficiently in Nepal.
Along with a lot of endangered plants and animals, Nepal hosts more than 7000 species of plants,
among which more than 700 are medicinally important species. Such herbs with very high
medicinal values are sold at a very low price here. And the irony is that we spent a lot of our
economy on buying back the tablets made up of the chemicals extracted from the same herbs that
we sold at a null price.
Identifying and analyzing the cause of the country’s resources being back of the shadow, Dr
KRIBB got launched. Our institute follows Nature’s democratic rule of initializing the research
and utilizing resources of the nation, for the nation and by the nation. We proudly announce that
we are on a strong vision of “Rebooting nature via Biotechnology”. We aim to drive up the status
of biological science and technology in Nepal along with providing opportunities for evolving
researchers who are interested in Biodiversity and Biotechnology.