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Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship



Dr. Chandra Gurung, who worked in conservation sector since 1988, served as the head of WWF's Nepal program for 7 years. His expertise included eco-tourism, sustainable development, integrated conservation and development and protected area management. He was the one to design the first community-based integrated conservation and development project - the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) - and implemented this as its director under the aegis of the National Trust for Nature Conservation, where he served as Member Secretary (CEO) from 1992-1994.

In honor of the late Chandra Gurung and his life-long commitment to conservation, WWF has established a Memorial Fellowship Fund that will provide financial assistance to conservationists from Nepal who wishes to pursue Master’s degree in conservation-related field.

Recognizing the tremendous loss of leadership with his untimely and tragic death, through this fund WWF will help build a new generation of conservation leaders to take on the many challenges facing Nepal in preserving its rich natural heritage.

From 2007 till now, Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship has been awarded to following students who showed financial need, and extraordinary talent and interest in conservation field.
 

Recipients of Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship

 

Year

Name

District

Institution

Subject

2015/16 Mr. Ganesh Kumar Tharu Makwanpur Faculty of Forestry,
Agriculture and Forestry University
M.Sc. in Forestry
2014/15 Ms. Tshering Lhamu Lama Dolpa Nepal Engineering College, Tribhuvan University MSc in Natural Resources Management
2013/14 Mr. Raju Chauhan Sankhuwasabha Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University M.Sc. in Environmental Science

2012

Ms. Alisa Rai

Dhankuta

Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University

M.Sc. in Environmental Science

2011

 

Mr. Prakash Basnet

Surkhet

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

M.Sc. in Forestry

Mr. Rajesh Lamsal 

Rupendehi

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

M.Sc. in Forestry

2010

 

Mr. Bharat Prasad Bhatta

Kanchanpur

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

 

M.Sc. in Forestry

Ms. Kabita Poudyal

Kathmandu

Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University

M.Sc. in Environmental Science

2009

Ms. Shilshila Acharya

 

Baglung

Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University

MSc in Biodiversity and Environmental Management

2008

 

Mr. Mohan Chandra Biswakarma

 

 

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

M.Sc. in Forestry

Mr. Geeta Dongol

 

School of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (SchEMS) 

M. Sc. In Environmental Management

2007

 

Mr. Amir Maharjan

 

 

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

M.Sc. in Forestry

Ms. Amita Thapa Magar

 

School of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (SchEMS) 

M. Sc. In Environmental Management