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

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April 01, 2017

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Priyanka Bista

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.

$2,975

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ravindra Kumar goyal

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Deepa Kilian

    $100

  • Kiran Mira McDermott

    $100

  • Krishan singhal

    $50

  • Kabita Kunwar

    $75

  • Yesha

    $100

  • Ragini modi

    $200

  • Pratibha Shrestha

     

  • Vinod Kumar Singhal

    $100

  • Rojina Upadhaya

    $100

  • Bhargava Pulipati

    $1,000

  • Suresh Wagle

    $100

  • Shive Mittal

    $100

  • ML

    $250

  • Shive Mittal

    $50

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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

Shive Mittal

Shive Mittal

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

ML

ML

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Shive Mittal

Shive Mittal

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Suresh Wagle

Suresh Wagle

DONATION: $100

Let's donate for good cause. 3 years ago

Bhargava Pulipati

Bhargava Pulipati

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Rojina Upadhaya

Rojina Upadhaya

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Vinod Kumar Singhal

Vinod Kumar Singhal

DONATION: $100

Keep helping others Rajeev 3 years ago

Pratibha Shrestha

Pratibha Shrestha

3 years ago

Ragini modi

Ragini modi

DONATION: $200

Good work 3 years ago

Yesha

Yesha

DONATION: $100

For Priyanka, Rajeev, Ganga & the entire KTK crew who love what they do! 3 years ago