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CONSERVATION AWARDS 2020

ANNOUNCING OUR WINNERS

ABOUT THE AWARD

The Abraham Conservation Awards was first established in 1995 by Ms. Nancy Abraham, an environmentalist who was struck by the dedication and passion for conservation displayed by a national park staff.

The Awards, was later reinstituted as WWF Nepal Conservation Awards in 2018, to recognize and honor individuals and organizations at the grassroots level that have made significant contributions to protect Nepal’s rich biodiversity. The awards cover a range of themes in conservation and natural resource management and aim to motivate and inspire frontline conservationists.

WWF Nepal is pleased to annouce the awardees for the WWF Nepal Conservation Awards 2020. This year we have two winners in the individual category and one in the organizational category.

WWF NEPAL CONSERVATION AWARDEES 2020



RINZIN PHUNJOK LAMA
Conservation Program Director, Third Pole Conservancy


Currently working as the Conservation Program Director at Third Pole Conservancy, Rinzin Phunjok Lama is one of the first conservationists of Humla district. He has led several conservation efforts to protect snow leopards, Himalayan wolves, blue sheeps and pikas across Nepal's snow leopard landscapes.



MUKESH POKHAREL
Special Correspondent, HimalKhabar Patrika

Mukesh Pokharel is a special correspondent at HimalKhabar Patrika and covers issues related to climate change, forest conservation, and the environment.








CEPHED
Center for Public Health and Environmental Development

CEPHED is an organization working in the field of environment conservation and protection of public health. The organization has played a key role in reducing chemical pollution through elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) and mercury management in hospitals of Nepal.

HONORARY AWARDS 2020

In recognition of their role in advancing conservation efforts at the grassroot level, WWF Nepal presents the Honorary Award to:




HIMAWANTI - Nepal


Established in 1988, HIMAWANTI-Nepal is an organization working to promote women’s rights and empower women to take active roles in Natural Resource Management and environmental issues.







Community Forest and Coordination Committee, Pahalmanpur

Based in Pahalmanpur, Kailali, this CFCC works to enhance advocacy efforts for biodiversity and wildlife conservation, control poaching and sustainably manage forests at the local level.

THANKING OUR ESTEEMED PANEL

All applications were reviewed extensively by a panel of esteemed judges, representing various sectors

  • Mr. Jit Ram Lama, Chairperson, NGO Federation
  • Mr. Kunda Dixit, Editor, Nepali Times
  • Dr. Pem Kandel, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development
  • Mr. Resham Gurung, Chairman, National Council, House of Tamu
  • Dr. Tshiring Lama, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Idea Studio Nepal