and WWF International.

Thank you for your interest in the Chandra Gurung Conservation Trust and supporting our mission to empower the next generation of Nepali leaders in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. 

We achieved our goal!  From 2009-2023 our mentorship program fueled careers for 28  young Nepali conservationists, over half of them female.  More than 22 experts from Nepal and the US volunteered their time to give them one-one-one support and a leg-up in the job market.  Our small grants program, started in the wake of the widespread destruction of the 2015 earthquakes, supported over 20 field projects from emergency food and shelter to drinking water systems, greenhouse construction, ecotourism development and school bathrooms.  

Thank you to all our donors and partners who made this possible!

Chandra’s legacy lives on through our sister organization in Kathmandu, the Chandra Gurung Conservation Foundation.  Please see for more information and learn how you can continue to support this vital work.

As of March 2023, this website will no longer be updated.