In recent years, the Foundation is aggressively tagging young minds through innovative investment and long term mentorship to build competent human resource for tomorrow. It mentored over 200 university graduates; enabled 37 graduates; enabled over 50 graduates to assist the management of protected areas in Parsa and Chitwan on sustained-resource yield through dissertation level studies, and established “Environmental Graduates in Himalaya (EGH)” with over 600 active graduates from 11 different countries to work in the field of conservation. Under a self-initiated annual program, “Building Next Generation” over 100 master’s level graduates have been
awarded dissertation grant since 2009 for leadership development in nature conservation.
To conserve biodiversity in the Himalaya, promote sustainable use of natural resources including soil, water, forest, rangeland, and to improve livelihoods particularly of the poor, disadvantaged and marginal sections of society.
To promote “good science” to facilitate “informed and evidence based decision-making” to secure both biodiversity and resource conservation and improved livelihoods of the poor.View more
Resources of the Himalaya are conserved for posterity and sustainably utilized for improving the livelihoods of its people.
Dr. Ram B CHHETRI is a professor of Anthropology at Tribhuvan University.
Dr Dinesh BHUJU is an Academician of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). With PhD in ecology (Japan), he has experience of over 25 years in teaching and research. In Nepal, he initiated research studies at landscape level, prepared nationwide ecological data of Chure hills, and used dendro-climatogical tools to assess the climatic impacts at tree-lines of Nepal Himalaya. He teaches contemporary issues of ecology and environment in the universities in Nepal and Italy. Dr Bhuju is an expert member of Nepal's Environment Protection Council.
Ms Patanjali Y SHRESTHA has a master’s degree in International Relations for the University of Wollongong in Australia
Dr. Pitamber SHARMA. Professor of Geography at Tribhuvan University for over two decades and vice-chair of the National Planning Commission
Mr Prasanna S YONZON, is involved in curbing illicit wildlife trade and promotes conservation education.
Dr Tej B THAPA. Professor at Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University.
Dr Pasang Y SHERPA. Anthropologist. Postdoctoral Fellow. India China Institute, The New School, USA. Her research interests include; climate change impact in the Himalayas, indigenous concerns, ethnography etc. She holds a PhD in Anthropology, Washington State University.
Mr Biraj SHRESTHA completed his Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Khwopa College, Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2013 with special paper on Biodiversity Conservation and Wildlife Management.