In 2021, the Manfred-Hermsen-Stiftung has started a three-year nature and climate protection project in Nepal, which will be implemented in cooperation with our local partner ANSAB (Asian Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources). The Federal Ministry for the Environment supports the project via the Medium Grants of the International Climate Initiative (IMG).
Between the Himalayas and the Terai-Lowland in southern Nepal, we still find Bengal tiger, elephant, rhino, Ganges gavial and many more rare and threatened species. Yet human pressure and climate change are jeopardizing the extraordinary biodiversity and diminishing the ecological services of climate relevant forests and watersheds of this sensitive region.
The project will contribute significantly to biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation, building resilience for ecosystems and local communities. Activities are based on innovative approaches to nature conservation and an alliance between authorities, forest user communities, local producers and entrepreneurs, combining ideas and resources.
By strengthening civil society organizations, promoting sustainable regional development through biodiversity- and climate-friendly land use and production, and raising environmental awareness, long-term success and multiplier effects will be secured.
Our partner ANSAB