Safeguarding old growth forests

Dr. Anand Titus and Geeta N Pereira
Grantee KTK-Belt, Inc.
Type Chinese pangolin, common leopard, Assam cycad
Location Nepal
Grant Amount 30,000

Safeguard a mosaic of highly sensitive, sub-tropical old growth forests that harbor hundreds of plant species, endemic orchids, and some of the last remaining intact habitat for globally threatened mammals. The forest contains spring sheds vital to 7,500 small tenure farmers that live downstream, where water scarcity is becoming increasingly severe.