Backpacking is a life-changing way to travel. From taking trains to volunteering, you can green your backpacking.
All across India and neighbouring countries, national parks and wildlife reserves have been set up, to protect the last habitats of royal bengal tiger and other rare species. However, they are not only sanctuaries for wildlife, but also popular tourist … Continue reading
Apa Sherpa, the man who holds the world record in climbing Mount Everest a stunning 21 times, is back in Nepal. Again, he wants to raise awareness to Climate Change and its impacts on the Himalayan environment. This time though, … Continue reading
As we reported last week, leaders of India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan met in Thimphu last weekend to talk about the challenges of climate change the Himalayan nations are facing. Outcome of the meeting was an agreement to collaborate and … Continue reading
An army of school children from Mustang has been appointed to record movements of the rare Snow Leopards in Nepal.
Numbers of vultures in Nepal are rising, thanks to their very own chain of healthy diners. What sounds like a joke is an effort to recover population numbers, after many birds got poisoned by painkillers that had been fed to … Continue reading
The Forest Department of Kerala recently completed the most comprehensive and in depth ornithological survey ever conducted in India. A five-member team including eminent ornithologists recorded 341 species of birds in the Malabar region. The survey has set a new … Continue reading
Scientists from the Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN) in Nepal are starting a two-year Tiger Genome Project to set up a DNA database of Tigers in Nepal.
An environmental group wants the Nepalese government to instal portaloos on Mount Everest. This is not an attempt to make the climb more “comfortable” for climbers, but a try to help keeping the fragile high altitude environment waste free.
WWF’s Green Hiker Campaign has officially been launched in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Previously it had sucessfully been adopted in India and Nepal, now another Himalayan country joins in the efforts to save the pristine mountain environment.
The Sacred Garden of Lumbini has recently undergone a great transformation: With the help of WWF 108,000 tree saplings were planted as part of an even bigger project!
For many people in Nepal felling trees and selling firewood is their only source of income. When the women of Dolakha were told not cutting the trees could earn them money they couldn’t believe it at first.
From 16 August first the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, from 6 September the whole of Edinburgh will turn into a jungle teeming with wild creatures from Asia. In Scotland’s largest outdoor art event 130 life sized sculptures of endangered animals … Continue reading
Having been used to smoke free public areas in the UK for a number of years smoking in airports, restaurants, and other public places has always been one of those annoying cultural habits to accept when visiting Nepal but not … Continue reading
Due to their breathtaking beauty, the Himalayas attract millions of travellers every year. Not all of them are leaving them as beautiful and pristine as they found them. To protect these vulnerable ecosystems, WWF India has launched the Green Hiker … Continue reading
Volunteers clearing Ben Nevis from rubbish were driven totally bananas: Out of 18 bags of the rubbish they collected 10 were full of banana peels!
From September on, the Dutch airline KLM plans to begin flights between Paris and Amsterdam using a fuel made from used cooking oil. This is intended to help reduce the airline’s carbon emissions and to minimize negative impacts on the … Continue reading
More and more travellers would like to travel in an environmentally aware way. One of the things they should think about is the waste left behind, a major problem of the tourism industry.
Much of the fuel used for cooking and heating in Nepal is still fuelwood, as this is an inexpensive way to power stoves. Often this is gathered from unmanaged forests, therefore leading to deforestation. To tackle this problem the Foundation … Continue reading
Every year thousands of mountaineers and porters come to the Everest for several weeks, for trekking and many of them also to try and attempt a peak ascent. Behind them they leave not only footprints – but tons of organic … Continue reading