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

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Closing in on $100,000
May 15, 2017

Folks, it's been a most amazing journey. Regardless of the result, we have built a global movement in support of the world's first 8,000-meter  See more

THE STORY:

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.

One Tree At a Time Campaign:

For donations of 10,000 Rupees (USD $100) or more we will protect one heritage tree in honor or memory of the person of your choosing. Let’s protect 1,000 trees by the competition’s close date on May 18, 2017 and help Nepal to win!  

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


$157,782

MONEY RAISED
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  • Olivia Molden

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sadeep & Edina Shrestha

    $100

  • Laxmi Prajapati

    $100

  • Rajan Bajaracharya

    $10

  • Gopilal Acharya

    $50

  • Kanchan Shrestha

    $50

  • Benjamin Kessler & Shaumyika Sharma

    $100

  • Trishna Awish and Nivaan

    $75

  • Maya

    $25

  • Saanvi Sherchan

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shive Mittal

    $100

  • Eric Chandra Shrestha

    $25

  • Mahendra Shakya

    $50

  • Rajan Kumar Kotru

    $100

  • Ravi Gupta

    $100

  • Jackie Meyer

    $65

  • Tamor & Shweta Basnyat

    $100

  • Prerna Basnet

    $50

  • Srijana Pokhrel

    $80

  • Prerna & Bibek

    $100

  • Garima & Deep Rana

    $100

  • Michele Hadlow

     

  • Kate, Justin & Sienna <3

    $50

  • Alok Shrestha

     

  • Jek Porkins

    $50

  • Stephen Adolphus

    $50

  • line mom

    $100

  • Suzanne Sousa

    $100

  • John Casale

    $100

  • Ankit and Elizabeth Shah

    $25

  • Shift 29

    $50

  • John & Emera LaSalle

    $100

  • Narbada Chhetri

    $51

  • Nawang, Sangay, Kunjang, Sangay

    $120

  • Dr.Abdo Balikcioglu

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Renu Kanga Fonseca

     

  • Krishan Singhal

    $500

  • Ananda Siddhi Bajracharya and Family

    $100

  • krishan Singhal

    $5,500

  • Kristina Saxena

    $500

  • Vijayapal Arya

    $500

  • Biraj Rijal

    $100

  • Taranga Ghosh

    $500

  • Sachin Maskey

     

  • Tending Ukyab

    $6,000

  • Sonam lama

    $1,000

  • RaiZinRon James

    $200

  • Nabin Scherchan

    $501

  • Sophiya Thakali

    $50

  • Shashi S. Shah, MD

    $1,000

  • Katie Cassetta

    $25

  • Isha ra Sujan

    $101

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pena sherpa

    $50

  • Jemima Sherpa

    $20

  • SANMAN THAPA

    $1,000

  • Yi Shaoliang

    $100

  • Acchyata Shrestha

    $50

  • Maria

    $50

  • Sabin

    $100

  • Sonia kohli

    $50

  • Devjit Roy Chawdhuary

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Thomas Db

    $150

  • Sanjeev Sherchan

    $750

  • ML

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Restaurant beurre noisette chamonix

    $10

  • Baato documentary film

    $108

  • Super u chamonix

    $12

  • Ganesh Chaudhary

    $100

  • Nancy Lagin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Simona

    $25

  • Hee-Chung Kim

    $25

  • Stephanie Kaufman

    $25

  • Shive Mittal

    $50

  • Ayasha

    $50

  • Wong Shu Yun

    $25

  • Clemens Kunze

    $100

  • Gaurav Bisht

    $30

  • Nan Min

    $25

  • Stephen Adolphus

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Base Camp friends Niraj Vishwas Clemens Chandresha Ajij

    $500

  • Saisab Pradhan

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jui S.

    $10

  • Anuj Shrestha and Niva Shakya

    $100

  • Anita Singh

    $20

  • GreaterGood.org

    $4,272

  • Base Camp Crowd Caitlin Jamaima

    $30

  • Ravi Thapa and Sushrut Bhai

    $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

Ravi Thapa and Sushrut Bhai

Ravi Thapa and Sushrut Bhai

DONATION: $50

For love of KTK and Ranzen 1 week ago

Base Camp Crowd Caitlin Jamaima

Base Camp Crowd Caitlin Jamaima

DONATION: $30

all the best 1 week ago

GreaterGood.org

GreaterGood.org

DONATION: $4,272

1 week ago

Anita Singh

Anita Singh

DONATION: $20

1 week ago

Anuj Shrestha and Niva Shakya

Anuj Shrestha and Niva Shakya

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Jui S.

Jui S.

DONATION: $10

1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Tribute to Nepali Peace Corps Staff past and present 1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 week ago

Saisab Pradhan

Saisab Pradhan

DONATION: $50

1 week ago