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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 -

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 mammal types, and 800 bird species, including many species that are endemic or found nowhere else on earth.

This biodiversity is at risk due to habitat loss in the Himalayas. Between 1990 and 2005, Nepal lost more than 1.2 million hectares of forest or 25% of its forest cover. This was caused by poorly planned urbanization, land grabs and a lack of viable, economic alternatives to take pressure off of wild habitats. The loss of forests and habitat connectivity threatens the existence of numerous organisms that rely on habitat connectivity for  survival.

Local farmers have intricate knowledge of the uses of hundreds of locally found species of fauna and flora. This knowledge, assembled over generations through deep contact with the natural environment, is vital for adaptation to change. Inspired by the possibility of activating the hidden layer of indigenous knowledge held by these farmers and converting the landscape into a ‘Vertical University’ for the entire eastern region, the KTK-BELT project was launched in 2014. 

By creating hundreds of Learning Gounds, essentially micro-conservation hubs at different elevations, linked with a plant trail, our dream is that a Nepali child can walk across 118 forest types across 8,000 vertical meters and directly experience this biodiversity.

Minimum Fundraising Targets for Crowd Rise:

Pangolin Conservation = $5,000

Support 10 BELT fellows ($2000/year/fellow) = $20,000

Support 150 BELT farmers ($100 / farmer/ year) = $15,000

Support Yangshila’s outdoor education program = $10,000 

Nighure Campus and seed banks: $50,000

Tamur campus and Masterplan : $25,000

Koshi Tappu Campus: $25,000 

Total: $150,000

Media:

http://www.alpine-club.org.uk/ac2/2-uncategorised/133-raise-100-000-by-feb-24-saving-natural-wonders-kangchenjunga-3

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rajeev-goyal/creating-an-8000-m-vertic_b_9289050.html

http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/photos-creating-25000-foot-vertical-university-nepal


$6,126

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Swapnil Chaudhari Prabesh Devkota

    $220

  • dorje shrestha

    $1,000

  • Aneel Piryani

    $25

  • Abhimanyu Pandey

    $10

  • BMS Rathore

    $200

  • Nitin Chaudhari

    $50

  • Laurie Vasily

    $50

  • Rucha Ghate

    $50

  • Great work - thank you guys!

    $110

  • Ashim Pradhan

    $300

  • Swapnil Chaudhari

    $1,000

  • Sandesh Waje

    $100

  • Swapnil Chaudhari

    $666

  • Ujol Sherchan

    $100

  • Rajan Kotru

    $250

  • Caitlin

    $40

  • Ron Ranson Yak Yak Media

    $50

  • Mona Shrestha

    $100

  • Naresh Newar

    $100

  • Swapnil Chaudhari

    $100

  • Vishwas and Neha

    $100

  • Olivia Molden

    $25

  • Rajan Bajaracharya

    $10

  • Gopilal Acharya

    $50

  • Kanchan Shrestha

    $50

  • Rajan Kumar Kotru

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Yi Shaoliang

    $100

  • Acchyata Shrestha

    $50

  • Devjit Roy Chawdhuary

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Thomas Db

    $150

  • Clemens Kunze

    $100

  • Gaurav Bisht

    $30

  • Base Camp friends Niraj Vishwas Clemens Chandresha Ajij

    $500

  • Saisab Pradhan

    $50

  • Base Camp Crowd Caitlin Jamaima

    $30

  • Ravi Thapa and Sushrut Bhai

    $50

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123% Raised of$5,000 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

Ravi Thapa and Sushrut Bhai

Ravi Thapa and Sushrut Bhai

DONATION: $50

For love of KTK and Ranzen 3 years ago

Base Camp Crowd Caitlin Jamaima

Base Camp Crowd Caitlin Jamaima

DONATION: $30

all the best 3 years ago

Saisab Pradhan

Saisab Pradhan

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Base Camp friends Niraj Vishwas Clemens Chandresha Ajij

Base Camp friends Niraj Vishwas Clemens Chandresha Ajij

DONATION: $500

For KTK to win 3 years ago

Gaurav Bisht

Gaurav Bisht

DONATION: $30

From friend of KTK all the very best 3 years ago

Clemens Kunze

Clemens Kunze

DONATION: $100

For the friends and family of KTK 3 years ago

Thomas Db

Thomas Db

DONATION: $150

For people who move mountains 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Devjit Roy Chawdhuary

Devjit Roy Chawdhuary

DONATION: $10

For KTK 3 years ago

Acchyata Shrestha

Acchyata Shrestha

DONATION: $50

For biodiversity Conservation in Nepal 3 years ago