Mentoring the Next Generation of Conservationists in Nepal

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CGCT and its Nepal-based partner Chandra Gurung Conservation Foundation (CGCF) have together supported a number of mentorships for young Nepali graduates including the following:

Economic Valuation of Nagdaha Wetland: Ms. Rita Gurung used participatory methods to understand and raise awareness of the monetary value of environmental services provided by wetlands (left).

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Ritual Practices and Natural Resource Management: A Case Study from the Gurung Community of Sikles Village in West Nepal: Mentee, Mr. Pol Bahadur Gurung documented and analysed everyday practices in Sikles, Chandra’s home village in the Annapurna region of central Nepal.


Ecotourism Opportunities in Dang Valley: Mr. Jeevan Thapa focused his mentorship on ecotourism in the Dang Valley and continued on to become Chief Executive Officer for the Environment Professionals’ Training and Research Institute, Kathmandu.

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Journalism and Climate Change: Ms. Anjana Shrestha was mentored by Dr. Ghana Gurung, WWF in looking at how the media covers or does not cover climate change; obstacles and ways to increase awareness.