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Creating an 8,000 m. Vertical University to Conserve Nepal's Biodiversity

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THE STORY:

Ktk-belt Inc wrote -

Our journey is to create institutions and capacity on the ground among Nepal's youth to fight climate change and biodiversity loss, and to derive nature-based livelihoods. We see a sustainable future as lying in the fusion of nature, design, technology, and livelihoods.

The eastern region of Nepal comprises one of the world’s 35 global ‘biodiversity hotspots,’ with more than 6,700 species of vascular plants, 180 mammals, and 800 bird species, including many that are endemic, or found nowhere else on Earth. This biodiversity is at threat from habitat destruction and fragmentation.

Between 1990 and 2005, the country lost more than 1.2 million hectares of forest, or one-quarter of all of its forest cover in just 15 years. This was due to haphazard urbanization, rural land grabs and the absence of viable livelihoods at the village level.  KTK-BELT (www.belt-project.org) was created in 2014 as a response to this, with a three-prong approach of providing place-based conservation, ecological education and green livelihoods through the medium of ‘Learning Grounds,’ essentially community-based micro-conservation hubs.

Our journey is to create hundreds of Learning Grounds in the eastern region of Nepal from Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (67 m), in the plains, to Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), the third tallest peak in the world, and link them with a plant trail to create the world’s first 8,000-meter ‘Vertical University’ to teach and conserve biodiversity, heritage, and indigenous knowledge. To realize this vision, funding is needed to help create new Learning Grounds, build plant trails, train youth, safeguard keystone species, and build an indigenous knowledge portal.

$5,085

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amit Saxena

    $250

  • Marla Haut

    $50

  • Scott Harrison & Angela Detlor

    $100

  • Michael and Angela Fiorillo

    $100

  • Aunt Trish

    $100

  • Simona & Tom Bares-Lemmon

    $25

  • Lynne Roberts

    $25

  • James D'Imperio

     

  • abbas

    $50

  • The House of Chang

    $50

  • Ashish Saxena

    $100

  • yogendra saxena

    $200

  • Aly and Lyndsay

    $100

  • Darren Pettinato

    $50

  • Kristina F. Saxena

    $250

  • Krishan singhal

    $2,000

  • Benjamin Kessler & Shaumyika Sharma

    $100

  • Maya

    $25

  • Michele Hadlow

     

  • Kate, Justin & Sienna <3

    $50

  • Jek Porkins

    $50

  • line mom

    $100

  • Suzanne Sousa

    $100

  • John Casale

    $100

  • Ankit and Elizabeth Shah

    $25

  • Shift 29

    $50

  • John & Emera LaSalle

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Renu Kanga Fonseca

     

  • Kristina Saxena

    $500

  • RaiZinRon James

    $200

  • Sonia kohli

    $50

  • Simona

    $25

  • Nan Min

    $25

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The Team: $157,782 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ktk-belt Inc

Amount Raised

$108,317

Fundraiser Title

Adarsha Bajracharya

Amount Raised

$22,096

Fundraiser Title

Swapnil Chaudhari

Amount Raised

$6,126

 

123% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amit Saxena

Amount Raised

$5,085

Fundraiser Title

Priyanka Bista

Amount Raised

$2,975

Fundraiser Title

Malabika Das

Amount Raised

$1,961

Fundraiser Title

SANMAN THAPA

Amount Raised

$1,636

 

82% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rick Pal

Amount Raised

$1,350

 

21% Raised of$6,470 Goal

Donor Comments

Nan Min

Nan Min

DONATION: $25

This is such a worthwhile project - Thank You for inspiring us to be better! 3 years ago

Simona

Simona

DONATION: $25

I hope to visit the V.U some day 3 years ago

Sonia kohli

Sonia kohli

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

RaiZinRon James

RaiZinRon James

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Kristina Saxena

Kristina Saxena

DONATION: $500

In memory of Sheila Saxena 3 years ago

Renu Kanga Fonseca

Renu Kanga Fonseca

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

John & Emera LaSalle

John & Emera LaSalle

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Shift 29

Shift 29

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Ankit and Elizabeth Shah

Ankit and Elizabeth Shah

DONATION: $25

3 years ago