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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.

$1,350

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lavanya Ravulapalli

    $100

  • Piya & Pam

    $25

  • Ankit Patel

    $100

  • Second Peak

    $1,000

  • Ada Chirapaisarnkul

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

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21% Raised of$6,470 Goal

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

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Awesome work Rajeev and Priyanka! Hope to visit one day! 3 years ago

Ada Chirapaisarnkul

Ada Chirapaisarnkul

DONATION: $100

This is an awesome project and a gift for our next generations. Also want to make this donation a birthday present for one of the most awesome human-beings I ever have an honor to know - Rajeev Goyal :) Keep up your great work!! 3 years ago

Second Peak

Second Peak

DONATION: $1,000

All the best to KTK!! 3 years ago

Ankit Patel

Ankit Patel

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Piya & Pam

Piya & Pam

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Lavanya Ravulapalli

Lavanya Ravulapalli

DONATION: $100

3 years ago