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Help sustain the indomitable spirit of Chandra Prasad Gurung,
Nepal's visionary conservation hero


On September 23, 2006, a tragedy rocked the Himalaya. Many of Nepal’s brightest and best conservationists were killed in a helicopter accident while returning from a landmark ceremony in the shadow of Mt.Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak. They had traveled to this remote corner of northeast Nepal to celebrate the government decision to transfer stewardship of the wildlife, peaks, trails, rivers, forests and immense beauty of this special place to local communities. This remarkable victory for community-based conservation and sustainable economic development was orchestrated by Dr. Chandra Gurung, one of Nepal’s shining stars and visionary heroes who perished along with 23 others in the crash.   Read more >>