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Eastern Himalayas

Plant Collection Expedition in Eastern Nepal: During a 3-week field visit to study the floral diversity along the Lower Kangchenjunga-Singalila Ridge in eastern Nepal, members of the Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal recorded the condition, richness, and diversity of plants of forest and agricultural land.

The Lower Kanchenjungha Singalila Ridge, a priority area for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund investment, is rich in plant species and habitats that play an important role in the local economy and the livelihoods of local communities.

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- Aug. 1, 2007

May 17, 2007
Call for Grant Proposals
The CEPF Nepal Implementation Team, based at the WWF Nepal Office, calls for Letters of Inquiry from nongovernmental organizations, community groups, academia, and other civil society bodies that have experience in implementing biodiversity conservation projects in Nepal.

May 2007
Grantmaking Underway in Eastern Himalayas
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund investment has begun in targeted areas of the Eastern Himalayas. The newly approved projects focus on a range of activities, including saving Asia’s wild tigers, strengthening community participation, and creating sustainable livelihoods.

September 2006
CEPF Mourns Loss of Colleagues, Partners

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund offers its deepest condolences to our colleagues at WWF and to the families and friends of all the victims of a tragic helicopter crash in Nepal on Sept. 23, 2006. The crash in the mountainous far east of the country took the lives of seven WWF staff and many other partners.

September 2006
Call for Letters of Inquiry for India (PDF, 30 KB)
The CEPF India Implementation Team, based in ATREE, Eastern Himalaya Office, Kalimpong invites Letters of Inquiry from nongovernmental organizations, community groups, academia, and other civil society organizations with extensive experience in implementing biodiversity conservation projects in Eastern Himalayas, India.

May 2006
New Multi-Million Dollar Investments will Help Protect Himalayan Species
WWF, the global conservation organization, and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund today announced a $5 million investment program to pioneer new ways to conserve the immense natural wealth of the Eastern Himalayas region.

April 2005
CEPF Heads for the Eastern Himalayas
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund recently won approval from the CEPF Donor Council to expand to the Eastern Himalayas, a biologically rich region comprising Bhutan, northeastern India, and southern, central, and eastern Nepal.

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Of the 10 types of forests recorded in the Nepal expedition, Lithocarpus pachyphylla was one of the most prominent.

Learn more about our investment strategy for this region.

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