Earth Hour 2013 celebrated with music
Earth Hour Nepal
Credit WWF Nepal
Traditional butter lamps are used to spell out “60 Earth Hour” at the Bauddhanath Stupa, a World Heritage Site as well as one of the biggest stupas in the world. Saturday, 27 March 2010. A candlelight vigil was organized at the Buddhist Stupa to mark Earth Hour in Kathmandu, Nepal. © WWF/ Sunil Sharma
Traditional butter lamps are used to spell out “60 Earth Hour” at the Bauddhanath Stupa, a World Heritage Site as well as one of the biggest stupas in the world. Saturday, 27 March 2010. A candlelight vigil was organized at the Buddhist Stupa to mark Earth Hour in Kathmandu, Nepal.
© WWF/ Sunil Sharma
© Murat Selam / WWF Nepal
The nations of Bhutan, Nepal, India and Bangladesh have signed a regional climate change adaptation declaration that will see wide-ranging collaboration on energy, water, food and biodiversity issues. The deal could lead the way to similar climate adaptation plans being implemented for other threatened ecosystems.
"…our economy is only as healthy as the ecosystem services and natural resources that sustain our life on earth…” Bhutan’s Prime Minister, Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley.
WWF-India helps protect the forests of Nandhor valley
WWF-India has been working to protect the Nandhor Valley, located at the heart of the Terai Arc Landscape - an 800km long stretch of fertile land that lies along the Himalayan foothills bordering Nepal in India. It is home to a magnificent tiger and elephant habitat.
Dr. K.D. Kandpal, Coordinator, WWF-India, TAL-Kaladhungi Field Office, says, “If protected in a better way, Nandhor can serve as a source population for tigers across boundaries in the Himalayas (Indo-Nepal).”
The wildlife corridors in the Nandhor Valley are also crucial for around 25-30 elephants.
WWF-India recently provided an elephant, named Rani to assist in patrolling these forests.
© Belal/ WWF-India
Read more about this project HERE
TEDxWWF will be held in Geneva on 13 October. The theme of the event is ‘One Planet Living’, bringing together people from the NGO, corporate sectors and beyond.
Here are some of the interesting presentations we think our Tumblr community would love to see.
Darwa Steven Sherpa - Initiating Action: Darwa will be talking about how we all have a natural urge to better the world we live in, and how small ideas can become big game changers.
© Darwa Steven Sherpa - Photo courtesy of WWF.
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu(soleRebels) - Artisan Powered: Bethlehem founded the trailblazing footwear company soleRebels, the 1st WFTO FAIR TRADE certified footwear company on the planet.
© Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu - Photo courtesy of WWF.
Isabelle Autissier - Lessons from the Sea: Isabelle has done four solo voyages around the world, and will share some of the things that the sea has taught her about life and living on our planet.
© Isabelle Autissier - Photo courtesy of WWF.
Jane Fulton Suri (IDEO) - What Nature can teach us about design: Jane will be speaking about how how nature will teach us to design for human needs and desires in more elegant and sustainable ways.
© IDEO - Photo courtesy of WWF
Government of Nepal to put a complete stop to tree felling in the Churiya Range
This Earth Hour the Government of Nepal is going beyond the hour with a commitment to put a complete stop to tree felling in the Churiya Range. The Churia Hills are the southern-most range of hills in Nepal lying between the plains of the Terai and the mountain regions of the Himalayas, comprising more than 28% of the total area of the Terai Arc Lanscape (23,199 sq.km.). The Churia forests perform a vital economic and ecological function: they are the watersheds for the Terai feeding a rich habitat for wildlife, and an important source for recharging the ground water that supports agricultural production and the livelihoods of numerous communities.