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Life in a rural village in Rasuwa District

Gatlang, in Nepalese terms, is nowhere particularly special. It’s not in a National Park, although it is on the Tamang Heritage Trail, adjacent to Langtang National Park. 774 more words

Medicinal Plants

Skill Development through CSR

India is in a demographically favorable phase. Although India’s demographic dividend is usually lauded as one of its strengths, this has to be understood with caution. 406 more words



Today we had a rather bumpy three-hour drive up into the hilly region of Nepal, the foothills of the Himalayas, to see a self-help group which has completely transformed its community. 345 more words

World Parks Congress - Day 5

The session I listened to today dealt with ‘marine protected areas as tools for food security’. The IUCN, its partner organisations and many conservation groups have been arguing for an expansion in the size of marine protected areas. 171 more words


The FairWild Standard as a tool for conserving life-saving medicinal plants under threat

An estimated 60,000 Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) species are used globally for their medicinal properties alone. Wild harvest and trade provides a critical source of income, particularly for the rural poor in developing countries. 234 more words

Biodiversity And Community Health

Cultivating ideas for Gioto!

Last two weeks we were focused on the women living in Gioto and the challenges they face. This week we are trying to focus on possible solutions that can improve their quality of life. 422 more words