Greening Tarakeshwar – A Model Community for Nepal

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Tarakeshwar is a municipality in Kathmandu, Nepal that is on a mission to become an emerald city. This area lies in the buffer zone of Shivapuri Nagarjun Natonal Park and abuts Nagarjun Forest Reserve. Mr. Bishwanath Rijal (Nepal Program Coordinator) has spent the past few months helping local communities organize several afforestation events. What is […]

2017 Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award Winner

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Mr. Bishwanath Rijal (Nepal Program Coordinator) is a recipient of the prestigious Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award given by the International Primatological Society (IPS). Dr. Chia Tan (Vice President) in her nomination letter to the IPS wrote, “I have known Bishwanath since 2011. It has been my true honor to mentor Bishwanath, as I am inspired continuously by his […]

One Child at a Time: A Teacher’s Mission to Change the Hearts and Minds of Nepalis

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Almost a third of Nepal’s human population lives in the Kathmandu Valley. There, the transformation of human dominated landscape has been pervasive, leaving few natural spaces for wildlife to flourish. The destruction and fragmentation of forest habitat has forced species like macaques and langurs to venture into human settlements in search for food. Like most […]